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Tree Pollen Counts Extremely High

If you are sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and feel as if your head is in a vice, you can blame those leaves emerging on the trees.


Mold has developed along the seal of this front-load washer. (CBS)

Is Your Front-Load Washer Hiding A Dirty Secret?

Thousands of consumers say they’ve had a problem with mold. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.



Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts

All the rain we’ve been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.


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With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing

Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.


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Harsh Winter Weather A Mixed Blessing When It Comes To Allergies

The frigid, snowy winter might help delay allergy season this spring, but mold and pollen problems could be worse than usual once allergy season is underway.


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Inspectors Find Mold In Gary, Ind. School

A state health inspector described a strong, musty odor after testing for mold inside Roosevelt College and Career Academy earlier this month.


Closed for more than two weeks for mold cleanup, Hinsdale Middle School resumed classes on Feb. 4, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Reopens After Mold Cleanup

After missing three days of class and about two weeks of half days at another school, students at Hinsdale Middle School were ready to go back to their own classrooms on Tuesday, after crews removed dangerous mold from their school.


Hinsdale Middle School may have mold in it, so officials have closed it for cleaning. (CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Reopens Tuesday After Mold Cleanup

For the past 10 school days students had been going to a neighboring suburb for classes on a split shift schedule.


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Hinsdale Middle School To Stay Closed This Week For Mold Cleanup

Hinsdale Middle School says the majority of staff has reported health concerns related to mold that was found in the building – and the school will be closed at least another two days for cleaning and testing.


Hinsdale Middle School may have mold in it, so officials have closed it for cleaning. (CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Closed Friday Over Mold Concerns

In a letter to parents from the school district, officials said a cleaning company “discovered possible mold growth, which has been sent in for testing.” CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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Bloom Of Spring Also Brings Allergy Season With It

If you’ve felt your allergies kicking in, well, it’s that time of year. The latest readings show elevated amounts of grass and weed pollen, and mold.

CBS 2–05/01/2013

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This Week Is One Of The Year’s Worst For Allergies, Doctor Says

It may still seem like summer for all intents and purposes, but fall allergy season is in full swing.

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Sonia Alvarado says mold problems that her condo association concealed from her have led to increasing health problems, including horrible rashes, hives all over her body, and lung problems. (Credit: CBS)

Condo Association Accused Of Hiding Mold Problems From Tenants

A company managing condominiums and apartment rental units is being accused of exposing residents to potentially dangerous mold and not telling them about it.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

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Mold Problem Reported At Chicago Police Academy

The Chicago Police Department says it is investigating reports of a mold problem at the Police Academy, at 1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

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Doctor’s Office Worker Says She Was Infected By Mold

A woman claims in a lawsuit that her blood became infected with mold while she was working at a doctor’s office in the Southwest Side’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

Fighting Mold After The Flooding

One of the most serious concerns for homeowners after all the recent storms is the mold problem.


Flooded basements can lead to more than just the need to break out a shop vac to get rid of the water. The moisture can lead to mold growing in your walls. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Leaves Insidious Problem For Homeowners: Mold

Many homeowners in the Chicago area lost tens of thousands of dollars after this weekend’s record-breaking storms. For many homeowners, using a shop vacuum and fan just isn’t enough to clean up their flooded basements.

CBS 2–07/25/2011