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Health Risks of Mold - A-Tech

Health Risks of Mold

Mold! It is in the environment and can both be useful, such as in composting, or making cheese, and can cause major damage and health risks in the built environment. Direct exposure to mold can lead to health issues, most of which are related to the upper respiratory system.  Per the Center for Disease Control…
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Insurance Claims: The Need for Speed

How Important is Customer Satisfaction and a Quick Response to You?  In the insurance industry, responsiveness and expeditious results are crucial when collecting environmental hazard data for asbestos, lead, mold, and bacteria testing reports. Knowing your environmental assessments will be on-time and accurate is key to executing remedial activities and closing out a claim in a timely manner. A-Tech can provide rapid one-hour laboratory turnaround time on asbestos samples and results can…
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Mold Exposure in Hospitals

Mold in the News … A recent article in the Seattle Times addressed a shocking concern: mold exposure at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The article explained that Aspergillus mold spores were found in operating rooms and had infected six patients since last year. After Aspergillus was initially detected, the hospital stepped up testing and immediately closed…
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The Side Effects of Mold

What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungi that can grow indoors/outdoors and can grow almost anywhere (i.e Drywall, Ceiling Tiles and Wood Products). Mold is most commonly found in food and damp building materials and can spread quickly (24 to 72 hours) as long as it has food & moisture.  Roof leaks and…
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