An Environmental Assessment of Mold Concentrations and Potential Mycotoxin Exposures in the Greater Southeast Texas Area

  title={An Environmental Assessment of Mold Concentrations and Potential Mycotoxin Exposures in the Greater Southeast Texas Area},
  author={Noreen N Khan and Bobby L. Wilson},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A},
  pages={2759 - 2772}
  • N. N. Khan, B. Wilson
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A
Abstract An assessment of indoor air quality in homes from the greater Houston and Southeast Texas area was sampled over a three-month period to ascertain the potential toxic exposure to molds and mycotoxins. In 2001 Houston experienced widespread flooding due to Tropical Storm Allison. The slow receding waters allowed molds to proliferate to great levels and affected many homes and businesses in and around the Houston area. Source (air) and surface (swab, tape, and bulk) samples were taken in… 
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