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Mold Denial Parents Risk Prosecution for Child Abuse & Endangerment, Warns Hygienist Phil Fry

April 16, 2016

Parents who deny the existence and extent of residential mold infestation and who fail to test and remove serious home toxic mold health threats risk criminal prosecution for child abuse and endangerment, cautions Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist.


Montrose, MI, April 15, 2016(PressReleaseCircle) — Parents who deny the presence and extent of residential toxic mold growth and fail to test and remove substantial home toxic mold growth health threats risk criminal prosecution for child abuse and endangerment, cautions Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist, and webmaster since 1999 of the mold health authority website

“Allowing children to live in a residence or apartment that is infested with toxic mold growth is a serious violation of the parental duty to provide an environmentally safe place to live,” explains Mr. Fry, who is also a Professional Industrial Hygienist, Certified Environmental Inspector, Certified Remediation Specialist, Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediator, and Certified Duct Cleaning Specialist.

According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) evident dampness or mold in buildings (such as visible dampness, visible water damage, visible mold, or mold odor), were consistently associated with increases in a number of diseases: development of new asthma, exacerbation of existing asthma, ever-diagnosis of asthma, current asthma, respiratory infections, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nasal passages with runny nose or congestion), and eczema.

The W.H.O. also reports that exposure to elevated levels of indoor mold is associated with increases in a variety of respiratory symptoms: difficulty breathing, wheeze, cough, and upper respiratory symptoms. Evidence for a link between dampness and mold in homes and exacerbation of existing asthma in children was sufficient, according to the W.H.O. to strongly suggest a causal link. There is also sufficient evidence associating hypersensitivity pneumonitis with dampness and mold in buildings.

“Instead of ignoring home mold smells, visible mold growth, and water damage, parents need to promptly engage the services of a Certified Environmental Hygienist or Certified Mold Inspector to locate and remediate indoor mold growth, including hidden mold growth,” recommends Fry, who is co-manager of EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC, which serves residential and commercial property owners across the USA, as well as in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and other locations.

Contact Fry by emailing or phoning toll-free (USA and Canada) 1-866-300-1616 or cell 1-480-310-7970, or visiting the company websites,, and

Phillip Fry, Co-Manager
EnviroFry Upkeep Masters, LLC
10104 Sheridan Rd.,
Montrose, MI 48457, USA
Phone toll-free 1-866-300-1616 (USA and Canada)
Cell Phone 1-480-310-7970 and


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