Methods Used To Assess Mold Hazards In The Home

Part 3 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. In general, visual observation of active or past microbial growth, or measurement of mold in dust or samples of source material, can be used to establish potential for mold exposure. As inhalation is the primary exposure pathway for molds, air sampling for mold can also be […]

Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home, Overview

Part 1 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. There are over 200 species of fungi to which people are routinely exposed indoors and outdoors. These include mold-like fungi, as well as other fungi such as yeasts (unicellular fungi forming pasty colonies) and mushrooms, which are characterized by the familiar fruiting bodies people think of […]

Swine Flu in Humans: Swine H1N1 Flu Questions & Answers

Part 1 of Swine Flu: Q&A. What is swine flu? Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of swine caused by type A influenza viruses that cause regular outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Swine influenza virus cause high levels of illness and low mortality in pigs. Influenza viruses circulate among swine may throughout the […]