Toxic Black Mold Inspection, Testing, Removal, & Prevention
in Midwestern and Eastern USA and Canada by Environmental Hygienists and Industrial Hygienists Phillip & Divine Fry

www.mold.ph


Email phil@moldinspector.com   ►Phone USA 1-480-310-7970
Toxic Mold Species Information Toxic Mold Pictures  Mold Health Effects  Mold Inspection 
Mold Removal  Mold Terms & Definitions  Mold Victim Rights  Site Map
 

Toxic Mold Species Information Toxic Mold Pictures
Mold Health Effects  Mold Inspection 
Mold Removal  Mold Terms  Site Map
Mold Victim Rights

Mold Consultants and Environmental and Industrial Hygienists Phillip and Divine Fry
do mold and environmental inspection, removal, and prevention in the Philippines and in other Asian nations, plus the USA.


Email phil@moldinspector.com
Inside Philippines 1-480-310-7970 (USA)
 ►Inside USA & Canada Toll-Free 1-866-300-1616

How Mold Experts Phillip and Divine Fry Can Help You Right Here in the Philippines

(1) Teaching you how to take your own mould samples with mould lab analysis for mould species identification and quantification by our USA mold laboratory. For details, visit the do-your-own mould testing section of Mold Consultants website.

(2) Delivering to you safe, non-toxic, liquid enzyme disinfectant that you spray or fog everywhere in your home or commercial building to kill mould and bacteria. In addition, EnviroFry can mail you boric acid powder, which is an excellent mold remover and mold preventative.

(3) Your reading mold expert Phillip Fry’s five mould advice ebooks (delivered to you as email attachments) Mold Health Guide; Mold Monsters; Do It Best Yourself Mold Inspection, Testing, Remediation, and Prevention; Mold Legal Guide; and Mold Home Remedy Recipes.

(4) Receiving the unlimited expert mold advice you need by phone and email for 30 days to solve your mould problems by phone and email from mold expert Phillip Fry. For details on this US $99 advice service, email phil@moldinspector.com. Phillip can also send his professional mold evaluation from your provided mold pictures and do-it-yourself mold test results to use with your landlord, employer, real estate seller, or other party to whom you need to prove you are living or working in a moldy and dangerous environment.

(5) In person mould inspection, testing, remediation, and prevention at your home or commercial building from mould experts Phillip and Divine Fry, who will fly to your nation from the United States. For details, email phil@moldinspector.com.

(6) Delivering to you a high output ozone generator (contractor model with 220 volt electric supply) to kill airborne mold spores, mold growth, bacteria, and odors in your home or workplace. For details, visit www.ozonegeneratorkillsmold.com. We also sell mold fogging machines with 220 volt electric supply for delivery worldwide.

(7) Training and certifying you online in your home or office anywhere in the world to be a Certified Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Mould Inspector, and/or Certified Mould Remediator. For details, visit www.ecology-college.com.

 

Picture of air conditioning mold growth.
Mold growth inside an air con supply register grill in an expensive, high-rise
Makati City, Philippines, condominium. Picture taken by Certified Mold Inspector and
Certified Environmental Hygienist Divine Fry in March, 2011. The Frys do mold inspection and removal all over the USA, Canada, and Asia.

To learn all about the various toxic mold species (and see toxic mold pictures), mold health, mold inspection and testing, mold removal, and mold terms and terminology, please visit these mold education pages---

[Toxic Mold Species] [Mold Health Effects] [Mold Inspection] [Mold Remediation] [Mold Advice] [Mold-Terms-Terminology] [Mold.ph Site Map] [Contact-Us]
 


[Toxic Mold Species] [Mold Health Effects] [Mold Inspection] [Mold Remediation] [Mold Advice] [Mold-Terms-Terminology] [Mold.ph Site Map] [Contact-Us]

TOXIC MOLD DANGERS

Toxic black mold [like Aspergilliosis], problem can cause
severe health disorders and mold related problems
(visit top 100 mold health effects):

  • birth defects

  • miscarriages

  • headaches and
    sleep disorders

  • memory loss

  • destruction of
    brain tissue

  • cancer

  • allergic reactions

  • loss of hair

  • skin disease

  • open skin sores

  • skin rashes

  • fungal infections

  • skin lacerations

  • chronic sinusitis

  • sinus problems

  • allergies to mold

  • lung diseases

  • other respiratory illnesses

  • mold induced infections

  • death

Visit Mold Health

Click Here to Read All Mold Health Symptoms

If deprived of water, dormant mold can survive without air, food, and water for millions of years in a hostile environment waiting for moisture or water and food to restart and to spread mold sickness and illness, toxic mold spores, mold growth, mold infestation, and mold contamination.

Mold does NOT need  light to reproduce and to grow. Toxic mold grows well in both hot and cold climates [such as Alaska and Canada], and up to six miles high.

Mold has NO natural enemies [except for the sun's ultraviolet rays], and thus no predator eats mold. Animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses do NOT eat mold.

Mold is a non-stop PREDATOR that eats animal & human flesh,
as well as plant life!

Mold grows well in homes, condominiums, apartments, offices, and other work places and buildings because most property owners and managers:

1. do not properly maintain building roofs, exterior siding, windows, heating, ventilating, & air conditioning equipment and ducts (HVAC), plumbing supply and sewer lines, and plumbing fixtures to prevent water intrusion, water leaks, and flooding.

2. fail to quickly find, detect, search for, & repair water and other
plumbing problems,
water leaks and sewer breaks, broken water
pipe lines, dripping water, running water, flooding, flood damage, high indoor humidity (above 60%), mold damage problems, mold infestation, and mold contamination

Test the damaged area for toxic mold growth by using do it yourself lift tape sampling, or by hiring a Certified Mold Inspector.

Be the best trained and certified toxic Mold Professional in your area. For more info visit Toxic Mold Training School.


 

Where mold grows best
Attics with roof leaks or inadequate ventilation

Basements with dirt floors or water problems
Behind and under showers, tubs, toilets, bathroom walls
Books, magazines, newspapers
Carpeting and padding
Ceilings [from roof leaks] & ceiling tiles
Clothing
Crawl spaces
Drapes

Drywall in ceilings and walls
Garbage disposal
Heating/cooling equipment & ducts
Humidifiers & vaporizers [inside]
Leather items
Paint

Paper, cardboard & other paper products
Plants [house plants]
Rags
Upholstered furniture
Walls
[from siding, roof, & plumbing leaks]
Wallpaper & behind wallpaper
Wood products

MOLD SPECIES INFORMATION & PICTURES

Absidia

Acremonium

Alternaria

Aspergillus

Aureobasidium
Basidiobolus

Beauveria

Bipolaris

Blastomyces

Candila

Chaetomium

Chysosporium

Cladosporium

Cladophialophora

Conidiobolus

Coccidioides

Cryptococcus

Cunninghamella

Curvularia

Drechslera

Emmonsia

Epidermophyton

Exserohilum

Fonseceae

Fusarium

Histoplasma

Lecythophora

Madurella

Microsporum

Mucor

Paecilomyces

Paracoccidioides

Penicillium

Phialophora

Phoma

Rhinocladiella

Rhizomucor

Rhizopus

Scedosporium

Scopulariopsis

Scytalidium

Sporothrix

Stachybotrys

Stachy California

Trichoderma

Trichophyton

Wangiella

Verticillium

Yeast

MOLD PICTURES

Absidia

Alternaria

Aspergillus

Aureobasidium

Chaetomium

Clasdosporium

Epicoccum

Exserohilum

Fusarium

Geotrichum

Microsporum

Mucor

Penicillium

Rhinocladiella

Rhizopus

Trichoderma
 

Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Solutions from international mold experts Divine Fry and Phillip Fry

Mold Consultants Divine Fry and Phillip Fry, Certified Mold Inspectors, Certified Mold Remediators, and Certified Environmental Hygienists, can help you fix your own property’s mold problems at low-cost, more safely, and better-in- results than what is done by many mold inspectors and mold contractors.  Read their mold client testimonials.  How can Divine and Phil help you?

     1. Read Phil’s five plain-English,
mold advice books to master mold inspection, testing, removal, remediation, and prevention for your house, condo, apartment, office,  or workplace.

     2. Buy do-it-yourself, affordable
mold test kits, mold lab analysis, video inspection scope, mold cleaner, mold killer, and a mold-killing ozone generator for the  successful toxic and household mold inspection, mold testing, mold species identification and quantification, mold cleaning, mold removal, and mold remediation to find mold, kill mold, clean mold, and remove mold from your residence or commercial building.

     3. Get FREE mold advice, mold help, and/or answers to your mold questions, by emailing mold expert
s Divine Montero and Phillip Fry at phil@moldinspector.com. You can also email pictures of your mold problems in jpeg file format as email attachments.

For more information on mold, please visit these webpages---

[Toxic Mold Species] [Mold Health Effects] [Mold Inspection] [Mold Remediation] [Mold Advice] [Mold-Terms-Terminology] [Mold.ph Site Map] [Contact-Us]

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Toxic Mold Destroys Both
Your Home and Your Health!

"Most homeowners believe as long as they do not see visible signs of mold, that is, patches of green, blue, or black discoloration on surfaces, their environment is free of contamination.

What they don't realize, however, is that large accumulations of [hidden or concealed] mold may be growing in areas that they cannot see, like air ducts, remote attic or basement spaces, or wall cavities. Left to multiply, these infestations may produce enough organic compounds to cause allergic reactions, sickness and, in extreme cases, death (a possibility with infants)," Edward R. Lipinski, "HOME CLINIC: The Battle Against Mold and Mildew," New York Times, 9/12/99.

Mold warning signs: The top, most-common mold health symptoms, symptoms of mold exposure, symptoms of deadly or unhealthy black mold and toxic mold, symptoms of mold poisoning, and mold health problems are listed below, in alphabetical order. Learn about available medical mold diagnostic and treatment procedures in the in depth ebook Mold Health Guide. Read the top 100 mold signsA mold victim may experience one or more symptoms or mold illness---

  • abdominal pain
  • anaphylaxis [severe allergic reaction]
  • acne
  • allergies
  • altered immunity
  • asthma and asthmatic signs like wheezing,
    shortness in  breath, coughing, burning in lungs.
  • balance problems
  • bladder and kidney pain
  • bleeding lungs
  • blood pressure irregularities
  • brain fog, confusion, and/or memory loss
  • breathing difficulties
  • bruising easily
  • burning in the throat and lungs
    similar to acid reflux]
  • cancer
  • central nervous system effects
  • choking
  • cholesterol or triglycerides irregularities
  • coated tongue
  • colds, recurring and with
    decreased resistance to infection
  • coughing and resulting sore lungs or chest
    from excessive coughing
  • coughing up blood
  • dandruff problems [chronic]
    that don't go away despite use
    of anti-dandruff shampoos
  • dark urine
  • death in extreme cases
  • dermatitis and skin rashes
  • depression/anxiety/dementia
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty in swallowing
  • dirt-like taste in mouth
  • dizziness
  • eye and vision problems
  • facial movements inadvertently or extreme jerking
  • face flushing intermittently
  • fatigue [chronic, excessive, or continued]
    and/or general malaise
  • feeling lost or "disconnected" from what's
    happening around you
  • Fibromyalgia [chronic fatigue
    and widespread pain]
  • food allergies
  • flu symptoms
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • heart attack
  • hemorrhagic pneumonitis
  • hives
  • hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic
    alveolitis, farmers lung disease)
  • hypersensitivity to mold
  • infertility
  • irritability
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • itching of the nose, mouth,
    eyes, throat, skin, or any area
  • kidney pain and failure
  • large boils on neck
  • leaky gut syndrome
  • learning difficulties or mental functioning
    problems or personality changes
  • liver pain
  • memory loss or memory
    difficulties/Alzheimers-like symptoms
  • multiple chemical sensitivity
  • nausea
  • night sweats and hot flashes
  • numbness in face and limbs
  • open skin sores and lacerations
  • organic dust toxic syndrome
  • peripheral nervous system effects
  • rashes or hives
  • redness of the sclera (white of your eyes)
  • respiratory distress
  • ringing in ears
  • runny nose (rhinitis), clear, thin, watery mucus
    from your nose may appear suddenly, or thick,
    green slime coming out of nose (from sinus cavities)
  • seizures
  • sinus congestion, sinus problems,
    and chronic sinusitis
  • skin redness
  • sleep disorders
  • slurred speech
  • sneezing
  • sneezing fits (more than three
    sneezes in a row, happening often)
  • sore throat
  • spitting up mucous
  • spleen pain
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • thyroid irregularities
  • tremors [shaking] and twitching
  • urinary tract infection
  • verbal dysfunction [trouble in speaking]
  • vertigo [feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness,
    faintness, and unsteadiness]
  • vision problems
  • vomiting

    "Fifty percent [50%] of homes contain problem molds. A new medical study attributes nearly 100% of chronic sinus infections to mold. A 300% increase in the asthma rate over the past 20 years has been
    linked to molds," Source: USA WEEKEND, Dec. 3-5, 1999

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"Exposure to certain types of fungi, known as toxic mold, can cause a serious [allergic] reaction. If you're unlucky, this is the kind of mold you have. If you're really unlucky, your toxic mold will gird for battle and go to war, secreting chemicals called mycotoxins, which can find their way into your body, entering through your nose, mouth, and skin, lodging perhaps in your digestive tract, your lungs, or your brain. Among these toxins are trichothecenes, which were rumored to have been used as a biological weapon during the wars in Afghanistan and Vietnam," Lisa Belkin warned, "Haunted by Mold," NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 13, 2001. 

  "All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds can produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or even asthma attacks in people allergic to  mold. Others are known to produce potent toxins and/or irritants. Potential health concerns are an important reason." The U.S. EPA, March, 2001. The U.S. Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns people that "Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times, and occasion more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because it is estimated that most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by EPA and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health."
       Ninety four percent (94%) of all respiratory ailments are caused by polluted air according to the American Medical Association, which also reported that one-third of our national health bill is for causes directly attributable to indoor air pollution.

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"Even if mold in your house doesn't cause you any medical problems, if it becomes established in the wood in your home, 'dry rot' may form. Dry rot can result in a homeowner's nightmare. When the mold dies, the wood dries and then shrinks, breaking up into irregular chunks. Cracks in the wood fiber then act like straws, siphoning up moisture and carrying it to undamaged portions of the wood. Left unchecked, this process keeps recurring, continually rotting more wood, and can cause severe structural damage to your home," warned Vicki Lankarge, from: insure.com

"Mold problems have become more prevalent because of increased use of cheaper building materials like plasterboard and plywood, which are more prone to growing mold when wet...Mold, as always, is spreading. But so is mold litigation, to the consternation of the insurance industry. Last week a state court in Austin, Texas, awarded Melinda Ballard and her family $32.1 million in a case involving allegedly extensive mold damage to their Dripping Springs, Texas, house. The jury ruled that Farmers Insurance Group had failed to properly address Ms. Ballard's original water-damage and mold claim and committed fraud in its handling of her claim," noted Christopher Oster, "Insurers Blanch At Proliferation of Mold Claims,"
WALL STREET JOURNAL, June 6, 2001.

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10 Mold Facts for Homeowners,
Landlords, Tenants, & Employers

    
1. Airborne mold spores are everywhere both indoors and outdoors. Resident and employee health is at serious risk if there are elevated levels of mold spores indoors, as compared to an outdoor mold control test.
       2. The most dangerous indoor molds are
Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys. Mold testing and mold laboratory analysis are required to identify specific mold species.
      3. Molds spores can cause serious health problems even if the spores are dead or
dormant (inactive while waiting for more moisture to resume growth). Even the smell of
dead or dormant mold can make some mold-sensitive persons ill.
      4.
It is impossible to get rid of all mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will always
be present in house dust and floating in the air.
      5. The mold spores will not grow into mold colonies if there is insufficient moisture.  Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If organic materials are wet for more than 24 hours, mold growth can begin.
      6. Mold grows by eating and destroying organic building materials and other cellulose-based materials such as carpeting, upholstery, and clothing. The longer that mold grows,
the more mold damage to the building.
      7. Cellulose is the main substance in the cell walls of plants (and thus of wood), and it is used in the manufacture of many organic building materials such as drywall, plasterboard, plywood substitutes, and ceiling tiles.
      8.
Mold can grow hidden and undetected inside wall and ceiling cavities; beneath wallpaper, paneling, and carpeting; and inside heating and cooling equipment and ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and basements.
     
9. Mold growth is often the result of a structural or construction defect, or of maintenance neglect, that allows moisture to enter the building.
    10. The owner or employer must first fix the water problem (roof leak, plumbing leak, high indoor humidity) that enables the mold to grow. Effective mold remediation requires killing the mold with one of the Mold Home Remedy Recipes, removing it, and treating the cleaned area with a mold protective coating explained in the special report  Mold Home Remedy Recipes.

Pictue of mold growth beneath kitchen sink in floor of cabinet.
Hidden mold growth beneath the cabinet floor board underneath the kitchen sink in flood of kitchen cabinet.

  Picture of mold growth in a house in Pasig City, Philippines
Extensive mold growth in the attic area above the ceiling of a house in
Pasig, Philippines. Picture taken Jan. 8, 2012, by Certified Mold Inspector Julius Madrona, a member of the Frys' Metro Manila mold team in the Philippines.

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