Archive for July 2019

Penicillium and Aspergillus Mold in Water Damage Buildings

Black mold fungi Aspergillus, which produce aflatoxins and cause pulmonary infection aspergillosis.

Something you will routinely see on lab results for mold air samples is the concentration of Penicillium/Aspergillus spores. This refers to a large group of molds consisting of the Penicillium genus (200+ species), the Aspergillus genus (200+) species and a number of other less common genera.

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Indoor Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): How it Affects Your Air Quality

VOCs and cleaning products in home

What Are Indoor VOCs?

VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds in general are chemicals emitted as gases from solids or liquids. They include a huge variety of chemicals, some of which may have short and long-term adverse health effects.  Outside they react with ozone and other chemicals to form smog. However, our concern is with indoor VOCs and their affect on air quality.

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