Many buildings in the region suffered flooding and water damage two weeks ago, and now high levels of mold are being reported in many of the affected properties by health experts. Exposure to elevated levels of mold may trigger allergies, asthma attacks, and in susceptible individual, fungal infections.
One type of mold often found in water damaged properties is known as Aspergillus. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.”
“Breathing in air that has Aspergillus spores can result in an infection known as aspergillosis,”
SEHC provides comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) investigations to identify environments that may have elevated levels of Aspergillus and other types of microbial and chemical contaminants. They recently sponsored an online video about airborne fungal pathogens that can be seen at:
To learn more about SEHC’s indoor air quality, environmental, or health and safety services please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
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SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services customers nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to Fortune 500 Corporations.