Houston Hurricane Air Quality

Hurricane Harvey’s arrival in Houston left a lasting impression.  There were the obvious impacts:  Homes and businesses were destroyed, and lives were lost.  There were also invisible impacts:  flood damaged buildings and possessions grew mold and apparently, yet more toxins touched people’s lives.  Other articles have addressed the mold toxins in the water damaged Houston,…

Moldy Vacations

As 2022 marches on, we have entered the season of summer vacations.  Many families booked beach trips up and down the coast months ago and are recently, currently, or soon enjoying time away from home in hotels and beach houses.  Most choose their hotel based on location, amenities, and rates, with little thought to what…

Mycotoxins Impact Immunity

While mold toxins, mycotoxins, affect us in a variety of ways, their effects on the immune system seem to be a primary pathway.  Though controversy exists over things like “toxic building syndrome”, research clearly supports immune modulating effects of these toxins.  Researchers in a November 2021 volume of the International Journal of Molecular Science reviewed…