Marijuana Growing Properties May become Mold Infested Health Hazards
LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help identify microbial contaminants such a as mold and bacteria to prevent health problems.
Leading up to the November elections, Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative 2010 has been vocal about health risks associated with indoor cultivation of marijuana. Specifically, concerns over homeowners’ health and home insurers’ financial costs have been cited.
Growing a large volume of any type of plants in an indoor environment can easily create warm and humid conditions. These are the same conditions that many types of mold thrive on.
When mold grows it releases spores into the air that can then be inhaled by building occupants and settle throughout a building. Mold in indoor environments can cause a host of medical conditions ranging from allergies to infections. Fungal infections are typically caused by inhaling viable airborne fungal spores. People with undeveloped or weakened immune systems are generally the most susceptible to these infections which can be deadly.
Allergies can also be caused by exposure to mold. Symptoms may include watery eyes, congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, coughing and rashes. Mold is also a known trigger for asthma which impacts 300 million people worldwide and causes 250,000 deaths each year across the globe.
LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading indoor air quality testing laboratory, provides analytical services and testing supplies to help identify microbial contamination such as mold and bacteria in indoor environments. “Whenever a building is warm and humid concerns about mold growth need to be addressed,” reported Ben Sublasky, National Director of Client Services for LA Testing and EMSL Analytical. “At LA Testing we provide all the necessary testing tools and laboratory services to ensure that indoor environments are safe for building occupants.”
About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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- EMSL Analytical, Inc.
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