Hello Gents! (and Ladies, of course).
I haven’t been participating much on the chat boards lately, but I want to thank NACHI and NACHI inspectors for inviting me to speak at various engagements over the last several months on the topics of indoor moulds and methlabs.
By the way, in the last week, I have had to discredit two reports by home inspectors regarding indoor moulds. In both cases, the result was to discredit the knowledge of the inspectors in general. One of those inspectors also is facing serious potential liability and even criminal proceedings by performing an unauthorized meth-lab assessment.
Neither of the home inspectors appeared to be NACHI members … whew!
I have posted two new discussions that describe Colorado’s new real estate regulations and disclosure Bills regarding meth-labs.
For those of you who perform work in Colorado, you may be interested in reading:
Colorado Methlab Omnibus Bill
Colorado Methlab Real estate disclosure Bill
Finally, some of you had requested on these pages that I touch base with you after I presented my lecture on indoor moulds to the ASTM International Standards Committee at the University of Colorado in Boulder a few weeks ago. The paper was well received, and the findings were not disputed. As such, what I have been saying here regarding the frivolity of sampling for moulds still holds true. Its my understanding that my presentation will be provided to ASTM Members.
Caoimhín P. Connell
Forensic Industrial Hygienist
(The opinions expressed here are exclusively my personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect my professional opinion, opinion of my employer, agency, peers, or professional affiliates. The above post is for information only and does not reflect professional advice and is not intended to supercede the professional advice of others.)