Insurers Must Battle Mold Hype, Hysteria

Only a few years ago, mold was something you occasionally found on your bread or in your shower. Eliminating it consisted of throwing the bread to the birds or wiping the shower tile down with bleach. But now the mere mention of mold can strike fear in the hearts of many consumers and insurers because entrepreneurial lawyers, so-called remediation experts and some in the media have portrayed mold as a national health hazard.

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