- Jan 16, 2002
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
"Environmental issues always come as a trend, and now it is mold. In the past we had asbestos, and then it was radon. "
That is exactly the same thought I had when reading about this new pest.
To some extent Ross this IS the case, , the proliferation of airconditioning (nearly non-existant in the 50's and nearly universal today - even in areas where it is largely gratuitous!) the 'tightening up' of homes and the amount of stuff inside and overall size of the homes ARE issues~...ambient humidity or moisture is any more intense today than it was 50 years ago. Are the houses the problem ?
:evil: YESDo we simply have quicker, faster and more wide-spread news media
Yup, but behind most smoke there is at least a little fire... Personally I think it takes some unfortunate combinations and circumstances to cause the most extreme reactions... But it may help explain the proliferation of asthma and other alergic reactions over the last few decades...Environmental issues always come as a trend, and now it is mold.