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Mold experts meet in Boston

Symposium to focus on mold fact and fiction

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Public health experts are meeting in Boston today and tomorrow to discuss the science of mold and the possible impacts of mold on human health. This Harvard School of Public Health symposium is intended for physicians, lawyers, insurance executives, architects, construction executives, facilities management directors and environmental consulting executives. The risk that mold poses to human health has been a controversial topic, and many home insurers routinely exclude mold coverage from policies in order to avoid mold-related litigation. Building contractors, too, can have a tough time finding professional liability insurance that includes mold coverage. The symposium is intended to help attendees identify strategies to prevent and remediate mold in homes, offices and schools; explore the biology of molds; analyze data on the effects of mold on health; assess the insurance liability and legal ramifications of mold exposure; and determine the best practices for measuring mold expos...