Black Mold Your Health and Your Home / Edition 1by Richard F. Progovitz
Pub. Date: 09/28/2003
Publisher: Forager Press, LLC, The
Black Mold Your Health and Your Home is a comprehensive introduction to mold, the problems it can cause and how to properly deal with it. Through two hundred pages and five sections, author and mold expert Richard F. Progovitz explains the facts about mold toxicity and systematically demystifies the abundance of molds we encounter in our daily lives.
Approximately one hundred species of mold are toxic, and about fifteen are known to cause negative health effects in humans, including allergic reactions, asthma and other chronic conditions. Recent media reports about mold infestations in the homes of Ed McMahon and Erin Brockovich have begun to alert the public to the potential heath risks of mold and in August of 2003, several schools in the Boston City School District were shut down due to hazardous mold infestations. Each of these incidents involve what has become known as "Sick Building Syndrome."
Is mold silently affecting the health of your loved ones or slowly deteriorating your home? Black Mold Your Health and Your Home was written to help you answer these important questions.
Author Richard F. Progovitz is a Certified Mold Inspector and Mold Contractor, with over forty years experience in the study of mycology (the science of fungi). He holds two patents and has published many technical papers in his twenty five years as a Mechanical Engineer (Retired 2002 -IBM). He is currently the president of the Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society and is the Vice President of the Northeast Mycological Federation. He has also created two sets of wild mushroom identification flashcards - edible and poisonous - and lectures frequently on mold, mushrooms and related topics.
- Forager Press, LLC, The
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- First Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
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Book on mold should be required reading for all homeowners as well as those living in apartments. The serious health effects on mold are overwhelming . . . explains what mold is, how it it can effect you, and what to do about getting rid of it. This is an excellent book. I am recommending it to all my patients.
I was expecting this book to be very technical and difficult to understand. To my surprise it wasn't. I was amazed at the useful information given about mold and the levels one must take to eliminate it. The author presents his topic in a very concise, logical format, and uses pictures and illustrations to aid the reader's understanding. The book is quick and easy and everyone will find it informative. It is obvious that the author is very knowledgeable about mold and has researched the topic extensively. I definitely recommend this book.
This has been a very helpful book. We have had 'inexplicable' stuffiness, sneezing, etc., in our home for over a year. We noticed a musty odor, too, and started suspecting we had a mold problem. We were worried because we have heard horror stories about black-mold-infested homes that had to be demolished. But we couldn't find any significant sign of mold anywhere. Then, armed with this book, we identified the problem. We had noticed that there was very minor 'mildew' on a kids' pool table in the basement. But then we looked at the underside of the table, because the book said that mold 'eats' chipboard, including the glue that holds it together - we were stunned - mold city! The kids had left the thing out in the rain one day, and that must have been enough to create this whole problem. We very carefully removed the darn thing from the cellar about a month ago, and we've all been breathing a lot easier lately! (I wrapped it in heavy-duty plastic and sealed it with duct tape before removing it.) The book also helped us reassure ourselves that the house is otherwise pretty much moldless, and gave us ideas for making sure it stays that way. We strongly urge homeowners with similar problems to read this book.