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Leviticus 14:35-45 (about 3500 years ago)

35 then he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest1, saying, There seemeth to me to be as it were a plague in the house2. 36 And the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goeth in to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house3: 37 and he shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow streaks, greenish or reddish, and the appearance thereof be lower than the wall; 38 then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days. 39 And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house; 40 then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which the plague is, and cast them into an unclean place4 without the city: 41 and he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the mortar, that they scrape off, without the city into an unclean place: 42 and they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other mortar, and shall plaster the house5. 43 And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken out the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plastered; 44 then the priest shall come in and look6; and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house7, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. 45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.”

American Standard Version Bible

According to www.shalach.org, the Book of Leviticus was written by Moses as a part of the law of Sanai about 1688 B.C.


  1. Medical adviser, allergist, pediatrician, insurance agent, certified mold inspector/assessor.
  2. A “Red Flag” such as stains, musty odor, allergic reaction when in a certain area for a length of time.
  3. A Screening, Limited or Survey Mold Inspection.
  4. Typically a landfill.
  5. Mold remediation followed by a Clearance Mold Inspection.
  6. Post Cleaning Mold Inspection.
  7. The complete source of the mold problem has not been determined or properly encapsulated.

Mold has been causing problems for a very long time and it is not going to go away; it is part of the fabric of Life on Earth.
The basic ways in which we deal with mold have not changed much; today we have better ways of detecting and identifying it, cleaning it up, and more knowledge about preventing its growth in our living spaces.

Concerned about mold in your home? Call a Certified Mold Inspector*.

*Mold inspectors are not required to be certified or licensed in the State of Illinois, nor are they required to follow any standards.

When hiring an inspector inquire about their training and whether they have any certifications, what standards they follow.

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