environmental issues in real estate

Environmental Series: Molds and Fungi in the Home

Molds and Fungi are simple organisms medically known to cause a host of health symptoms By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 21, 2017) (PORTLAND-OR) – Fungi are medically known to cause allergies, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), humidifier fever, infections, mushroom poisoning, mycotoxicoses, and mucous membrane irritation. Some of the Penicillium, Aspergillus, Stachybotrys, Paecilomyces, and Fusarium can be hazardous

Environmental Series: Volatile Organic Compounds in the Home

Exposure to these compounds can have acute health effects on humans and their pets. By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 20, 2017) (PORTLAND, OR) Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain types of solids or liquids. A typical indoor environment may contain as many as 100 different compounds causing concentrations up to ten