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May <I>CMM</I>: Mold: When Is Enough, Enough?

May 15, 2009
The May issue of CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available online, featuring Jim Pearson''s cover story Mold: When Is Enough, Enough?
Pearson states that all mold is allergenic, some mold produces toxins and a few are even infectious.
He notes that there are more than 100,000 unique types of molds in the fungal kingdom, but only a couple dozen are most prevalent.
Pearson adds that there are lots of things that can go wrong if you don''t know what you are doing … especially when you peel some paneling back and find a lot more contamination than you first thought.
According to Pearson, for accurate and comprehensive information, the ANSI/IICRC S520 is now the gold standard for professional mold remediation.
Jim Pearson is the president and CEO of Americlean, and has operated this full-service restoration business in Billings, Montana, for nearly 30 years. He is a certified mechanical hygienist specializing in indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and is currently the chairman of the IICRC S520 standard writing consensus body.
Click here to view the digital version of the May issue.