- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: The Forager Press, LLC (September 6, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974394394
- ISBN-13: 978-0974394398
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,624,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher
The Forager Press, LLC is pleased to present "Black Mold Your Health and Your Home" at a time when there is a great need for reliable and approachable scientific information on the topic. Mold is in the media due to the multitude of mold infestations that have closed schools and colleges across the country. These school closures have alerted, if not alarmed, the public to the health threat posed by toxic black molds. Infested structures are labeled as having "Sick Building Syndrome," and the problem has recently been referred to as "the asbestos of the new millenium." Though molds have been present on earth for millions of years, the heath problems they can cause or complicate are only now becoming understood. We would like to thank author and mold expert Richard F. Progovitz for providing such a thorough introduction to the problems that mold can cause, precisely when the public needs it.
About the Author
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, over a dozen inventions, and has published many technical papers in his twenty five years as a Mechanical Engineer (Retired 2002 - IBM). He has been the President of the Susquehanna Valley Mycological Society for the past nine years and recently served as 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. He is well-known and well-liked throughout the mycological community. Richard is on-call with the Lourdes Hospital Poison Control Center in New York State, to aid in identification of wild mushrooms that people have consumed, either intentionally or un-intentionally.
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Part Two talks about the health symptoms associated with mold and has a good description of allergic reactions to mold. The book has a good, but general, description of problem molds and some reactions.
Section Three is Molds and the Home. Among the usual culprits for mold, did you know mold can enter your house attached to a pet? I particularly liked Mr. Progovitz' discussion of mold and recreational vehicles, an issue I never considered.
Section Four discussed Mold Remediation Issues. There are plenty of photos showing collection techniques and laboratory testing methods. Mr. Progovitz clearly explains the difference between viable and non-viable testing. He is a strong proponent of borate for mold remediation.