According to the EPA, 90% of our time is spent indoors.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, mold has become one of the most costly environmental claims today facing property owners, builders & contractors, as well as construction material manufacturers.
A Mayo Clinic Study linked nearly all the chronic sinus infections that trouble approximately 37 million Americans to mold. Recent studies have also linked mold to the tripling of the asthma rate over the past twenty years.
A Harvard University Study of ten thousand homes in the United States and Canada found that over half of the homes had water damage and mold. In the study, the presence of mold was associated with a substantially higher level of respiratory problems.
The American Lung Association and the US Consumer Products Safety Commission estimated that one third to one-half of all structures within the US have damp conditions which can encourage mold growth. The study goes on to say, “This information is indicative of the problem. Mold doesn’t go away or become healthier over time.”