Mold causes IAQ problems and can affect workers' health and well-being.

Water damage in the workplace can be a result of a variety of reasons, among them a leaking roof, broken pipes, heavy rains or similar mishaps.

But excessive moisture can turn into a serious problem in a matter of 48 hours, when mold starts to grow, which can affect the health and well-being of building occupants.

When heavy rains caused water damage at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recently, management did the right thing and evacuated many employees.

According to an article in the Alexandria Echo Press, the water damage along with hot and humid weather prompted concerns about mold growth. Water was running down walls and saturated the building, and it was not clear where the leak occurred.

Renovation experts say that it’s often difficult to pinpoint the source of the leak, since water can travel behind walls and along supporting structures before it can be seen.

The precautionary measure to evacuate the officers is a smart move – exposure to mold spores and mold mycotoxins can cause or aggravate existing health conditions in many individuals and cause symptoms such as

  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Irritation of eyes, skin, nose and throat

    Cannabis drug

    Marijuana attracts the Aspergillus mold.

Mold can also become a major problem in property and evidence protection rooms where marijuana and other hazardous materials are stored.

Aspergillus mold is a common occurrence on improperly dried or improperly stored marijuana.

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The air cleaners remove a wide range of contaminants such as chemicals, particles, odors, bacteria, viruses and mold by leveraging a multi-stage filtration system:

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