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Description - The Mold Survival Guide by Jeffrey C. May

Mold may be part of the natural world, but elevated levels of household mold and mildew are indoor pollutants that can cause serious health problems. Mold can flourish in older houses as well as in newer, more energy efficient homes, leaving homeowners vulnerable to allergies and breathing difficulties--not to mention unscrupulous or incompetent inspectors, costly clean-up efforts, high insurance premiums, and unsympathetic family and friends. In The Mold Survival Guide, a prominent home inspector joins forces with a writing specialist to create a clear guide to a common--and increasingly vexing--problem. Jeffrey and Connie May define mold and describe when and how it grows. Readers learn why mold flourishes in certain areas of the home, what conditions are favorable to mold growth, and how to identify the sources of contamination. The Mays also offer detailed guidance on how to clean up mold while minimizing health risks--and identify situations in which professional help is necessary. Because exposure to mold can have serious health consequences, The Mold Survival Guide includes a chapter written by two physicians who explain how exposure to mold can affect our health, from runny noses and coughs to more severe respiratory illnesses. Straightforward scientific explanations combined with expert advice provide readers with a solid understanding of why mold develops and how to get rid of it. Entertaining as well as informative, The Mold Survival Guide will be a valuable resource for people concerned about a common household problem that can have serious consequences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801879388
ISBN-10: 0801879388
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffrey C. May

Jeffrey C. May's company May Indoor Air Investigations LLC, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, specializes in identifying the causes of mold, odor, and moisture problems in homes, schools, and offices. He lectures nationally on indoor air quality and is the author of My House Is Killing Me! The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma, and My Office is Killing Me! The Sick Building Survival Guide, both published by Johns Hopkins University Press. Connie L. May was an English teacher and school administrator before joining May Indoor Air Investigations, LLC. She is co-author of the textbook series From Thought to Action.

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