Category: Mold Symptoms

Mold Kills a Child in Seattle Hospital
July 7, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Mold can be a health hazard in many residential and commercial buildings but rarely is it deadly. Unfortunately, recently mold kills a child at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. The killer? Aspergillus, and it has caused infections in five other patients. The hospital has closed its operating rooms, as patients are at the highest risk of infection
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Can You Get Sick from Mold?
March 1, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

It is pretty common knowledge that mold is bad for you, but much of the evidence for this is not conclusive because it is difficult to isolate mold as a sole reason for an illness to exist. When people are sick and mold is suspected, there are almost always other variables present that could be
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Toxic Mold Exposure in Infants
October 31, 2018 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

The Dangers of Toxic Mold Exposure in Infants Toxic mold exposure in infants can be a serious condition and negatively affect their fragile undeveloped lungs in a severe way. We are going to start with the basics and then get into some medical studies on the issue: What is a Toxic Mold? Mold is a
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Recent Studies on Mold Toxicity Gives Answers
August 21, 2018 Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

With recent studies about mold toxicity becoming more common, it is understandable that you have may have concerns. There are so many scare tactics used by mold remediation companies it can hard to decipher fact from fiction. Here at Fresh Start, we really have tried to do our best to bring information to you as
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Stories of Toxic Black Mold in Overland Park, KS
June 5, 2018 Mold Symptoms,News,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

The Most Common Cause of Mold in Overland Park’s High-End Homes Toxic black mold in Overland Park homes and apartments is common. Most often caused by elevated humidity, leaking concrete roofs, and condensation on cathedral ceilings. Also, drain backups, and an insufficient amount of ventilation in the attic. These are the most common causes of mold
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How Mold Saved My Life: Ben’s Personal Story
June 4, 2018 About Mold,Mold Symptoms,News Ben Fetzer

“How mold saved my life” seems like a far-fetched statement filled with outrageous and untrue statements. However, I can take it further. Mold saved my life and it probably has saved yours or someone you love. Let’s see how.    Ben’s Recent Personal Life Story Most of us consider mold is only toxic. As a mold
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Headaches Could Be Toxic Indoor Air Quality
April 23, 2018 Commercial,House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Several factors can cause toxic indoor air quality. Radon has been a more recent concern. A radioactive gas found in buildings. Also, carbon monoxide, smoke, molds, allergens, and volatile organic compounds. All these make the air toxic. In the last five years, more and more research indicates that toxic indoor air quality from mold exposure
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Mold Exposure
February 14, 2018 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

How Mold Exposure Effects Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis or MS is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune neurological disorder. Because of the attack of the system on the myelin sheath. It results in a wide range of health problems. And depicts symptoms, such as vision issues, fatigue, depression, mood swings, and cognitive dysfunction. Treatment complexity of
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Good Health: Is What Everyone Wants for Christmas
December 20, 2017 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Winter Ben Fetzer

Would you like to spend your Christmas in chronic illness? Do you expect to just lie on the bed the entire day while others jiggle and giggle? You certainly wouldn’t want the most important event of your life to be affected like that. What you want for big events is sound good health so that
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Cinnamon Oil Strengthens Your Immune System
November 15, 2017 Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Who doesn’t love the smell of warm cinnamon? Nothing makes a house feel like home, especially during the holidays, like the smell of cinnamon! Before we dive into all of the wonderful benefits of cinnamon; first let’s take a look at a common cause for a weakened immune system.  How Cinnamon Strengthens the Immune System
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Local News: Grocery Stores with Mold
November 1, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,News,Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

Kansas City Grocery Stores with Mold It was in January of last year that my phone started going off. With reports of local grocery stores with mold problems. One of our leading grocery store chains; here in the Kansas City metro found themselves dealing with a big mold problem. Out of curiosity, I jumped into my truck
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Air Duct Mold: 3 Steps to Improve HVAC Quality
October 4, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Removal,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

HVAC air ducts are a common breeding ground for dust, debris, and even rodents! Air duct mold is far more common that one might think. During a recent job, Ben Fetzer, and his crew discovered a major indoor air quality concern. With a newly renovated Mission Hills home. How HVAC & Air Duct Mold Form
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When Indoor Air Causes Allergies & Symptoms
September 20, 2017 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Do you encounter allergies every now and then, irrespective of season and time? Before jumping into a house mold removal project there are a few things we would like to point out. It is very likely you are allergic to molds or other fungi. Molds are almost everywhere in your house and it is one
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School Mold: Could Your Child Be Affected?
August 9, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

The recipe for mold is really simple: moisture + time + materials. Mold loves moisture, so poor ventilation, leaky roofs, and pipes must be avoided in schools at any cost. Mold can grow on wood, carpet, vinyl, drywall, concrete, paper, insulations, and pretty much anywhere slight moisture is present. Even indoor areas that have not
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7 Reasons to Purchase an Air Purifier
June 8, 2017 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Top Reasons to Use an Air Purifier Do you want to clear the air in your home, but you are perplexed whether it is needed or not? Are you confused about what air purifier to choose? When is an air purifier a priority for my health?  It is very much likely that there are subtle
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Mold Fall Allergies – How to Survive the Season
October 12, 2016 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Surviving the Sneezin Season of Mold Fall Allergies Do you find yourself dreading the change of seasons from summer to fall? Because you’re about to struggle with allergies. While everyone around you seems to be excited about the weather getting cooler, warm sweaters, hot drinks and the gorgeous colors of fall, you wish summer would
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A Detailed Overview of Air Purifiers
October 1, 2014 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

At no other time in history have air purifiers been more important for good health than now. As our outdoor environment deteriorates so does our indoor environment. With tighter and more energy-efficient homes we have been able to regulate temperature control more effectively. At the same time, trapping more indoor air pollution than ever before.
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12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home
June 4, 2014 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Yes, you can improve indoor air quality with simple tips. Because problems within your home or office building can occur from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials in cleaning products, furnishings, smoke, and many other sources. Also, indoor air quality can affect your life from minor annoyances to major health risks. There are a variety
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