Flooded Iowa homes tested for toxic mold

Toxic mold is a concern for Palo, Iowa residents. Flooded neighboring homes have been abandoned and are festering with mold and bacteria. Linn County Public Health is testing the air quality in some of these damaged homes, and also in homes rebuilt afterwards. The results will be part of a research study and a public […]

Iowa flood victims facing toxic mold

The toxic mold in flooded Iowa homes may have went dormant this winter, but will begin growing again when it starts warming up. Health officials say that mold will grow when moisture on a surface reaches 20% or relative humidity exceeds 60%. Owners and volunteers working on these homes, which have been left untouched since […]