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    Mold – NYC Health - October 20, 2019 by admin

    Mold (mildew), mushrooms, and yeast are all types of fungi. Fungi are found both indoors and outdoors. Hundreds of different kinds of mold are commonly found in the United States and New York City.

    Exposure to mold can cause or worsen asthma symptoms and allergies, such as hay fever. People who are allergic or sensitive to mold may experience congestion, runny nose, coughing and trouble breathing.

    Some people are at risk for more severe reactions to mold, such as fever and shortness of breath. This includes people who are exposed to large amounts of mold at work such as, agricultural workers and building demolition workers. People who have had or are undergoing certain medical procedures, such as bone marrow or organ transplants and chemotherapy, are also at risk. Health symptoms usually disappear after the mold has been removed.

    Mold can be different colors, including gray, black, green, yellow and orange. It may look furry, slimy or powdery. Some mold has a musty, stale or earthy smell.

    Mold usually grows in wet or damp places. It can grow on paper, fabric, wallpaper glue, sheetrock, wood, soap scum, leather and other surfaces. It can grow where there is water, high humidity or damp conditions. Mold grows faster in warm temperatures and high humidity.

    You can breathe in mold particles if mold is disturbed or damaged. You can also breathe in tiny spores (similar to seeds) that mold may release into the air. Mold can get on your skin if you touch it. You can swallow mold if you eat moldy or spoiled food. If you think that you have symptoms related to mold exposure, you should see a health care provider.

    The best way to prevent mold is to remove water and moisture sources. Fix leaks, dry damp areas and remove humidity from the air to help stop mold growth and keep it from coming back.

    To remove mold:

    If the mold returns quickly or spreads, there may be an underlying problem, such as a water leak. Report repeated mold problems to your landlord.

    If large areas of mold are present, you may need outside help such as a professional mold abatement company. Be sure your contractor is licensed and follows NYS Labor Law requirements.

    To report a large amount of mold in an apartment if you are a tenant, or if the mold is in a non-residential location, submit a complaint online or call 311.

    Landlords of buildings with three or more apartments, or buildings of any size where a tenant has asthma, are required to keep tenants homes free of mold. This includes safely repairing water leaks and correcting persistently high humidity levels.

    For more information on controlling and removing mold hazards email NYCHNP@health.nyc.gov, or call 311 and ask for the "Healthy Neighborhoods Program."

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    Granada to Antequera | AVE | High-speed long-distance trains … - October 17, 2019 by admin

    AVE ANTEQUERA - GRANADA

    Time: 45 minsFrequency: Four Trains a dayStops: Granada, Loja, Antequera Town (future 2020?), Antequera Santa Ana.

    The Antequera to Granada high speed train line is a 122km spur line opened to passengers on 26th June 2019. Initially 3 AVE high speed trains a day run to and from Madrid and one to and from Barcelona. It is expected to offer direct services to Malaga and Seville in October 2019.

    Many of the Barcelona and Madrid to Granada trains are coupled to a Malaga train to form a super long perhaps 20 coach trains. These double trainsets are separated or joined at Antequera Santa Ana station.

    Granada to Madrid is 568 km and served in between 3 hrs 5 mins and 3 hrs 20 mins.

    Whilst most of the line is in theory rated at 300 km / hr speed restrictions such as the 65km/hr at Loja mean that the maximum working speed is 235 km / hr. The route is operated by Series 102 and 112 AVE-Talgo train-sets.

    The AVE route follows the footsteps of the 1866 broad gauge Bobadilla to Granada route which was also a spur to the Cordoba to Malaga line. This line was temporarily closed to the Medium Distance trains in 2015 to allow the construction of the AVE track, it remains closed even with the opening of the AVE line. The Medium Distance trains on this route from Algeciras to Granada and Seville to Almeria are serviced by a special bus (coach) connection between Antequera and Granada.

    Due to the polemic 'temporary' closure of the line to Granada for 1320 days, much has be written about the line in the press and on social media.

    It is hoped that an AVANT service from Malaga and from Seville via Cordoba to Granada will begin in September 2019.

    There are suggestions that a gauge converter will be constructed in Granada so that TALGO trains from Huelva to Almeria via Seville, Cordoba, Antequera, Granada can begin in 2020.

    Here is a detailed description of the line which we hope you will print off and refer to on the journey.

    Have a good trip!

    The train leaves Antequera Santa Ana Station in the direction of Malaga and soon loops off to the west on the new tracks. The old broad gage line runs parallel on the right-hand side. After a few km the train has passed over the already reached 225 km/h although it slows to 190 km/h for the future underground Antequera station where construction works was halted in 2016 when the constructor went bankrupt.

    Just after the station the double tracks merge into a single track. This AVE route from Antequera to Granada, unusually, has been constructed in single track. The civil engineering works allow for a second tracks to be laid in the future.

    Pea de los Enamorados (Lovers Rock) comes into view on the right-hand side. The original broad-gauge Bobadilla to Granada service pulls away to climbs steeply to pass south of the rock.

    The AVE crosses over the A-42 Autovia de Malaga on a 132m viaduct and begins its gentle climb at 150 km/hr up one of the two interesting engineering features of the line; the sweeping curve of the Ro Guadalhorce and A-92 viaduct at 2.525 m long.This long, low sweeping viaduct looks quite unusual from afar, from the train one appears to ride over a sea of olive trees with the Pea de los Enamoradas as a backdrop.

    This viaduct was one of the earlier sections of the line where work was carried out. The viaduct was constructed between 2010 and 2012.

    The train crosses over the A-92 Seville to Granada motorway and enters the artificial Antequera Northeast tunnel 790 m long, the first of seven tunnels on the line, at 150km/hr. The word 'artificial' is used as this was not a bored tunnel but one excavated for the works and covered over afterwards.

    Emerging from the tunnel, the train descends, and the scenery is valley and mountains on the right-hand side and rolling olive grove hills on the left-hand side. It crosses the 684m long Cortijo de Roperos viaduct running close to the A-92 and crosses the old broad gage line which passes to the right- hand side.

    This is followed by small artificial tunnel and then the large sweeping curved Archidona viaduct with its 125 km/hr restriction. The scenery is essentially olive trees and olive trees. The 3,050 m Archidona Viaduct id the second longest on the AVE network.

    The viaduct was required due to the next tunnel being raised not to disturb the water tables that Archidona and Villanueva del Tapia depend on. Another interesting engineering point is that, for ease of maintenance, the only track expansion joints are at the abutments; 3,050 metres apart. This is the longest section of continuous welded train rail in Spain. A long way from the standard 20m lengths of rail which gave rise to the clickety-clack-clickety-clack of yesteryear.

    The third tunnel is the Archidona tunnel, 1,123m long, a large single bore large enough for a double track being 85 m2 in section.

    From here the train speeds up and might reach 236 km/hr the fastest speed on the line. The old winding broad gage line passes under the track at 90 degrees and is not on the right hand side again.

    The track diverge slightly and cross a viaduct in preparation to enter the fourth and longest tunnel on the line, the Quejigares Tunnel of 3.378n at just under 200km/hr. The train begins to break and exits the tunnel at into a 100 km/hr speed restriction. This is a twin bore tunnel although only the south audit is used. After emerging from this tunnel, the old windy broad gage line comes alongside again on the right-hand side.

    Next, three parallel rail brides cross the Rio Frio gorge called Puente Barrancn. The latest for the new AVE line, middle constructed from concrete in 1982 currently carries the old broad gage Bobadilla line. The original 1873 cast iron girder bridge is supported on two truncated pyramid limestone block piers with a central span of 43m and lateral spans of 37m. It was constructed using the American 'Town' system popular at the time and known for rigidity and being constructed from only two fundamental iron components; a plate and an angle piece, being riveted together. It is a protected national historic monument. The old track remains in pace but there is no pedestrian access.

    Those on the left-hand side will notice the train depart the AVE platform (platform is the civil engineering works that prepare a solid foundation base for the train tracks to be laid), train has reduced speed to 65km/hr. Those on the right-hand side will notice that the old broad gage Bobadilla line joins the new AVE line, although one can't see it from the train, this section of single track has three rails to accommodate trains of both gages. All trains fast and slow share the next 26 km of track.

    The routing at Loja was complicated as the town sits in a valley between low mountains. ADIF wanted to avoid a situation likePuertollano, where the route through the town has resulted in severe speed restrictions which affect overall journey times. The solution was a tunnel to the north of Loja. However, a site survey detected "aquifers" in the rock, which Loja was dependent on for water. It was decided to opt for a new route to the south.

    Completion of the Antequera to Granada route had been scheduled for 2013 but having to start again on the Loja bypass was bound to cause delays. In late 2011 the Spanish Government also changed, and budget cuts gave rise to an "intermediate" or "Ana Pastor" plan to bring 26 kilometres of the AVE right through Loja town along the existing 1874 Bobadilla to Granada route. Whilst his would increase the AVE travel time by 15 minutes it would also allow the AVE to reach Loja and Granada by the end of 2015. However, the broad gage line would need to be severed for the duration of the works.

    Unfortunately, the government found itself in conflict with construction companies over costs for the intermediate plan, which led to disagreements that paralysed the works for more than a year. Works which included, electrification, removal of 17 level crossings, upgrading two stations and lowering the track bed to accommodate electrification in three small old Loja tunnel, were resumed in October 2016 and not completed until October 2017.

    There were always two station in Loja, Loja - San Francisco and Loja. The latter a km towards Granada was close to passengers some years ago. The train emerges from the Loja Tunnel and passes through Loja San Francisco station which is only for the MD trains. On km further on the AV train passes or stops at Loja with a longer platform for the AVE trains and double track for passing.

    Another casualty of this intermediate route through Loja was the destruction, without notice, on April 29th2017 of the original 1866 Loja station building. Link to view on Google street view. Somehow the old water tank survived.

    With Loja behind the train begins to accelerate again to 180km/hr

    The Loja to Tocon section was the first section of the "Eje ferroviario transversal de Andaluca" (Andaluca railway cross link axis that might one day join Almeria, Granada, Antequera, Seville and Huelva) where work began. This section was chosen as it was the easiest on the route and was carried out by the regional government(Junta de Andaluca) eager to demonstrate some progress on a key Andalucian infrastructure project.

    The work fundamentally involved upgrading the existing broad-gauge line platform with improved alignments. This was at a time when the regional government could not reach agreement with the national government over many details of the works and carried on regardless.

    At least one overbridge is not fully adapted for double track. This partly explains the why elements there is an another 16-kilometre section of track line with three rails (i.e. both standard and broad-gauge for the AVE and the Medium Distance) rather than double lines on the new track bed. Additionally, as a result of the Loja bypass problem, four kilometres of this track is redundant.

    The AVE can only pick up speed now to 180km an hour on the Vega de Granada, after the restriction of Loja and Granada city in the distance. The journey is eventless as the train runs into the old station of Granada.

    In the section Tocn to Valderrubio, there is a 150 metre long viaduct, constructed to save an archaelogical site known as "El Tesorillo".

    Although architect Rafael Moneo was contracted to design the future 'mold breaking' Granada AVE station next to the Camino de Ronda principal access road, in 2014 it was also decided that the AVE line into Granada would be routed along the surface into the present station. The tunnel and new underground station have now become a future project.

    On the surface the traveller receives a better welcome to Granada. The old station building has been reformed and the new access is from a modernist steel and glass concourse at the end of the terminus. From certain angles can still see the Alhambra. Platforms 4 to 7 are AVE and 1 to 4 are conventional trains.

    Below are a selection of the most popular AVE train routes in Andalucia, click on the buttons to take you through to one of our partner's sites, input your dates and check the timetables for your trains.

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    10 Tips For Removing Mold and Mildew | The Family Handyman - October 17, 2019 by admin

    Home Cleaning Mold & Mildew

    Keep it from coming back with mildew cleaner.

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    Mold can be an early warning sign of a moisture problem inside walls or ceilings that could cause an expensive problem like wood rot. Avoid the temptation to just wipe the mold away and forget about itfind and stop the water source. Learn how to prevent mold before it starts.

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    If you need to build or rebuild an area where moisture has been a problem, use materials that resist mold growth and arent affected by water. Construct walls with pressure-treated wood and rigid insulation and cover the walls with paperless drywall, which has nothing for mold to feed on. Learn how to install cement board for ceramic tile.

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    Warm air seeks gaps in the insulation, and when it hits colder surfaces as it flows out of or into the house, water condenseswhich then feeds mold. These spots often occur on outside walls near floors or windows, at corners and around outlets and lights. If the mold disappears after cleaning it and lowering indoor humidity with a dehumidifier or vent fan, just keep an eye on it. If it recurs, open the wall and fix the problem. Learn how to properly use expanding foam.

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    To prevent mold around the tub or shower, spray the wall with an antimicrobial treatment, then seal the grout with two coats of grout sealant to keep water from wicking in. If the mold is extensive and tiles come off, rebuild the wall with cement board tile backer and new tile. If the wall is sound but the mold stains wont go away, try regrouting. Scrape out the caulk and stained grout, spray the wall with antimicrobial treatment, regrout and caulk, and then coat the whole wall with grout sealant.

    Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links,wemay earn an affiliate commission.

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    Top 10 Mold Removal Companies Near Me | Reviews & Grades … - October 8, 2019 by admin

    Mold inside our homes is serious and dangerous business. Black mold is potentially toxic. Mold remediation is the only safe, reliable way to deal with a mold issue in a home or business.

    Because of the many varieties of mold and the possible toxic effects, mold remediation is usually handled by specialists. Black mold is the most serious challenge and requires a high-quality, careful treatment plan.

    If you can see mold, you need not spend money on mold testing. The remediation company will either remove every moldy surface or treat the surface to destroy the mold. Most companies also treat the remaining surfaces with a preventive spray so airborne mold spores do not propagate.

    Mold in attics and ducts drive the cost up; an unfinished basement is less expensive than removing mold from living spaces. A home that was flooded and harbors mold could be far more than $30,000.

    Never skimp on hiring qualified mold remediation companies. Use a trusted reference like the above nearby List to find local, licensed services. These trainedexperts use industrial equipment and cleaning supplies to completely eradicate mold in your home or business.Focus on the pros with the best grades and ratings. Read some of their reviews before contacting them. Get three quotes to compare prices.

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    Stuart, FL Mold Removal and Mold Remediation | SERVPRO of … - October 6, 2019 by admin

    Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health effects. Mold can spread quickly through your Stuart home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

    Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

    Some restoration companies advertise mold removal and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

    A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

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    We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs.

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    Our advanced equipment helps to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.

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    Every mold damage scenario is different, and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our typical process:

    With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. Learn the facts about mold and the mold remediation process.

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Martin County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Stuart community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

    When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

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    Using Hydrogen Peroxide For Mold Removal - October 6, 2019 by admin

    Hydrogen Peroxide has been used as a very simple and effective cleanser in our households for long. However, when it comes to mold removal at home, it can also become your best companion and make sure that the walls in your house dont look bad. Molds are generally responsible for releasing a few toxic chemicals that might cause sneezing and allergy-like symptoms to the members of your household. Therefore, when only a small area of the house gets infected, using hydrogen peroxide can be a great way to get rid of the molds without having to spend hundreds of dollars on professional mold removal. Bellow we describe the method of removing mold with hydrogen peroxide, but if you want a safe and non-toxic/eco friendy cleaner we would recommend the mold removal products from our shop.

    Hydrogen Peroxide For Mold Removal

    It is important to understand that there is a difference between the commercially available bleach and the hydrogen peroxide we use at home. Bleach is generally harsher on the walls. Though peroxide can also result in the fading of the wall colors and must be diluted with water in order to be used safely, it is normally better than the use of bleach. It is easily available in the house. More importantly, you would not have to bear fumes and smells that are characteristic of bleach usage on the walls.

    The first thing that you have to do here is to ensure your safety. Though hydrogen peroxide is safer, there is absolutely no harm in taking precautions to safeguard yourself. Wear gloves and breathing masks so that you remain safe. These mask and gloves will also protect you from getting infected by the mold when you are cleaning them from the walls. Therefore, you need to be very careful. Dilute the peroxide now. Ideally, the concentration should be only 25% with water which means that 3 parts water must be mixed with 1 part peroxide for better results. This would remove any chances of fading colors of the walls while still killing the mold.

    Pour the solution into a spray bottle and then apply it thoroughly on the walls. Let the solution sit for at least 10-15 minutes, so that the chemicals get time to kill all the colonies of mold. After this is done, use a brush with very hard bristles to remove even the lightest debris on the walls. If there is any stain or debris left on the wall, then you would probably see new colonies in a very small time. Take your time in this process. Now, use some warm water to clean the walls and finally use paper towels or cleaning cloths to dry off the walls.

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    Mold Remediation in Cars – Seatco - October 6, 2019 by admin

    Lets talk about something exciting today mold remediation in cars. Or, as most people call it, mold removal in cars. If youre like me, then you have no idea how often mold occurs in our automobiles, that is, enough mold so that you have to take it somewhere and have the car cleaned and treated.

    I thought these instances were quite rare, and pretty much limited to instances where a car was flooded, or, left outside during a two-day rainstorm with all the windows down.

    But, after talking with Neal Ailstock, owner of Seatco, about mold remediation in cars, he states that Seatco sees around 10 vehicles a month come in for mold remediation, and most of those jobs happen because a sunroof drain or a drain attached to the AC system or some other drain in the car gets blocked, and water being water, it seeks someplace else to go. That location is almost always within the interior cabin.

    Carpets and seats get wet, its a closed environment so the interior cant dry out quickly, and mold occurs. It smells bad, and sometimes its enough mold so that it makes people sick.

    The vehicle shows up at Seatco, and the guys here go to work.

    This is what usually happens when Seatco performs mold remediation in cars:

    Sometimes, one of these steps needs to be repeated, and sometimes the sequence is juggled a little bit, but this is the usual process.

    Of course, as all this is happening, other technicians diagnose the cause of the leak and repair same.

    How long does this take?

    Anywhere from 3-7 days, depending on the drying time needed. For example, if its the middle of the hot summer, and its not raining, everything dries much more quickly.

    And the big question, how much does all this cost?

    The average is around $1200. Could be less, could be more, but the average is around $1200.

    And thats it. The customer drives out of here with a dry, fresh-smelling car, the mold has been banished, and everyone breathes a bit easier.

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    Mold Removal & Water Damage Restoration | Sterling, Reston … - October 6, 2019 by admin

    Restoring Your Property With A Servant's HeartHire us for mold removal and water damage restoration in Sterling, Reston, VA & Potomac, MD

    Maybe a severe storm sent rainwater into your home and soaked your carpet and walls. Maybe a pipe busted while you were on vacation and flooded your basement. No matter the situation, when your home is water damaged, Mold Removal can help.

    We complete mold removal and water damage restoration services all over the Sterling, Reston, VA & Potomac, MD area. Our owner knows what it's like to go through a natural disaster. We realize how expensive repairs and mold remediations can be. That's why we offer our services at fair prices.

    We're willing to drive 30 miles outside of Sterling to help you. That includes northern Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington, D.C. We'll do what it takes to make your house feel comfortable again.

    Contact us right away for the water damage restoration services you need.

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    Mold Remediation Miami & Mold Remediation South Florida … - October 6, 2019 by admin

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    When it has been determined that mold is present in your property, our certified microbial remediators main concern is the potential risk for excessive mold exposure. Mold counts in the air can be 10 to 1,000 times higher than normal. Therefore, we offer the following methods to maintain outstanding mold remediation Miami performance:

    Keep in mind that the specifics of your Mold Remediation service are determined based upon the specifics of your mold issue. Various factors are involved in outlining a customized mold remediation plan and your specified treatment process will be provided to you in detail in your Mold Inspection Report within 2 to 3 business days upon completion of your Mold Inspection service.

    Once the Mold Remediation has concluded, a project manager will inform you as to the status of your property and schedule a post-remediation testing to insure all mold has been adequately removed from the treated area, as per client request. A Clearance Certificate will then be issued to you, upon receipt of the results pertaining to the post-remediation sampling, if you have opted for the testing.

    The follow-up will occur when all remediation and testing is complete. Your project manager or direct office administrator will contact you to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have and provide recommendations to avoid future mold issues.

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    Raleigh Mold Remediation, Mold Inspection Free Estimates - October 6, 2019 by admin

    Raleigh Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation is a certified full-service mold and indoor air quality company.

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    We use only the safest, greenest products to treat and prevent mold. That's good for you and the environment.

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    Raleigh Mold Inspection and Remediation is a full-service mold and indoor air quality company. With a certified staff and reasonable pricing, we pride ourselves on the ability to solve your mold, water, and indoor air quality problems quickly and economically.Raleigh Mold services Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Sanford and the surrounding areas in NC.

    When your crawlspace or basement begins to grow mold it can cause structural problems and the mold spores may get into your home. If this happens, your house can smell as the mold spores grow and may cause you or your family to experience mold symptoms.Please contact us for a Free Crawlspace Mold Inspection.

    Musty smell or water damage can be the start of mold in you home or business. Call the experts at Raleigh Mold for your mold inspection.

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    Mold is a very powerful fungi. It has the ability to destroy both your health and the value of your home if left untreated.

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    If your crawlspace begins to rot, grow mold, or experience structural problems, this will extend to every part of your home. Free Crawlspace Inspection.

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