It’s Friday and time for some stories that didn’t make a whole blog post!


Do Whirlpool front-load washers accumulate mold? Keep track of this class-action suit if you own one of these machines!

Hurricane Sandy brings heath threats from mold in Jersey Shore homes damaged in the storm. (My parents had no electricity for a full week but they are fine now.)

Is Staten Island’s air safe after Hurricane Sandy? They are worried about pollution from mold spores all over the disaster area.


Denver residents warned of possible lead contamination in tap water. A lot of lead piping in older homes in Denver may need to be replaced.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its 2012 Lead Paint Guidelines, replacing the last edition published in 1995.


In France, a politician thought to be in line for Prime Minister has been charged with manslaughter in an investigation into thousands of asbestos related deaths.

In New York State, the Albany Port Authority claims that there is minimal risk to workers demolishing an asbestos-contaminated fishery building. Let’s hope they are right!

It’s been a busy week both in and out of the office! Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for pictures from the LA Food Bank Volunteer Day and other fun community events!

Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for Alliance Environmental Group and AirTek Indoor Air Solutions. She welcomes your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on indoor air challenges, Like us at AirTek on Facebook!