Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Alice Ridge - Anniston -- Buyer's Edge Realty
Advertise Here

From Banking and Financial Services - Insurance

Brought to you by LaMar's Donuts

Our donuts are the ultimate indulgence. Visit us at our 1781 Hamric Drive E. location in Oxford. Call 256-832-4353.


Building Sciences Expert Gives Floridians Advice about Fungal Toxins

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 10:44:08 EST

Florida is known for its warm weather, heavy rains and humid conditions during parts of the year.  All three of these conditions, under the right circumstances, can also lead to the growth of fungi, commonly referred to as mold.
While mold is a natural part of our environment, its presence in elevated levels in buildings across Florida is not.  Mold typically will not grow in a home or building unless there is a moisture problem or elevated humidity levels, but due to leaking roofs, broken plumbing or problems with the HVAC system it does occur all too frequently.
When conditions are right, mold will begin to grow indoors and release spores into the air.  Exposure to mold can trigger asthma, allergies or cause infections in people with weakened immune systems.  Some molds are also known to produce potent toxins.
A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some types of fungi.  Some molds can produce several mycotoxins, and other molds produce mycotoxins only under certain environmental conditions.   Mycotoxins may cling to the surface of mold spores and others may be found within the spores.
More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more are probably yet to be discovered. Some of the molds that are known to produce mycotoxins are commonly found in moisture-damaged buildings, including: Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys atra.
Helping Floridians understand problems due to mold and mycotoxins is Orlando-based Advanced Building Assessment.  Eric Osking, M.S., CIEC, President of Advanced Building Assessment, is an expert on microbial issues in indoor environments.  'A number of symptoms and human health effects attributed to the inhalation of mycotoxins have been reported,' stated Mr. Osking.  'More research is needed about the human health effects from inhalation exposure to mycotoxins, but one thing is for sure, people should not be living, working or going to school in indoor environments with high concentrations of mold.'
Advanced Building Assessment has sponsored an educational video about mycotoxins that can be seen at:
To learn more about indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental or property insurance related inspection services, please visit, email or call (407) 371-5237.
About Advanced Building Assessment, Inc.
Advanced Building Assessment is a leading provider of environmental consulting, home inspection and public adjuster services for clients across Florida. 

Source: WebWire

From Our Blogs

New Coffee Table Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Coffee table books are a window into one’s personal tastes and interests

Festive Cocktails for Holiday Hosting

Consider creating a few signature cocktails for the occasion.

Simple, Thoughtful Recipes Work Best for Holiday Feasts

Byrn’s book features this recipe for Kentucky Brown Sugar Pie

Deck the Halls with Smart Home Technology

There are ways to modernize almost every part of your home.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at Call 256-831-5300.

Valley Heating and Cooling

It's hard to stop a Trane. Your local heating and cooling company. Located in Saks at 521 Post Oak Road. Call us at 256-820-3369.

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216.