SCOPE OF MOLD PROBLEM
consultants Phillip Fry and Divine Montero to find
and mold hidden inside the walls, ceilings, floors, crawl space, attic,
and basement of your house, condominium, office, or other building.
"Molds are microscopic fungi that comprise 25% of the earth's biomass.
Molds can be found almost anywhere and can grow on virtually any organic
substance as long as moisture and oxygen are present. Molds can grow on
wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. Moisture encourages mold
growth. People who are allergic to mold or whose asthma is triggered by
mold usually react to the spores, the reproductive bodies for molds.
The process by which these spores are released into the air becomes
intensified when moldy material is damaged or disturbed. Sometimes mold
can produce a toxic substance called mycotoxins, which also can cause
illness in sensitive populations, especially those with substantial
exposures, such as agricultural workers. It is impossible to eliminate
all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold
growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture. Many types of
molds exist and they all have the potential to cause health effects.
Molds produce allergens that can trigger allergic reactions or asthma
attacks. Health concerns are an important reason to prevent mold growth
and to remedy/clean up any existing indoor mold growth. The range of
symptoms of overexposure to mold include cough, congestion, runny nose,
eye irritation, and asthma symptoms. As is true of all
environmentally-related illnesses, the sensitivity and vulnerability of
the person will dictate the level of response to any given
exposure."---American Nursing Association.
Airborne mold spores spread mold-based infectious mold-related diseases
like asthma, chronic sinusitis, and aspergilliosis.
Stachybotrys atra mold can cause nervous system symptoms, such
as personality changes, sleep disorders and memory loss. Currently,
there are no federal standards or recommendations, (e.g., OSHA, NIOSH,
EPA) for airborne concentrations of mold or mold spores.
problems usually arise
cumulative breathing in of airborne mold spores over
time in a moldy home, apartment, or workplace. Mold
Mold Growth Lab
Grow, count, and identify only living mold spores in your self-collected
Mold Growth Lab surface samples, air samples, and bulk physical samples
worldwide, both before and after mold remediation with mold growth Petri
lab dishes from Mold Growth Lab.
Mold Growth Lab
provides you with easy-to-follow
mold testing steps
to use both Mold Growth Lab surface samplers and Petri lab dishes to
collect possible mold growth on any surface, in room air, in the outward
air flow from heating/cooling air ducts, and on mold growth on building
material physical specimens.
You can self-observe the lab dishes for 7 days to know: (1) is it mold?
(2) is the mold alive? (3) how many mold colonies grew in the 7 day
observation period. Only living mold spores will grow in the special mold
food habitat inside the Petri lab dishes. Each living mold spore will grow
a separate, distinguishable, countable, and identifiable mold colony. Dead
mold spores will grow NO mold colonies.
After the 7 day culture growth time period, each lab dish can be analyzed
by our partner mold analysis lab to identify and quantify the mold
colonies that have grown during that 7 days, and then provide a written
report with such mold species identification and quantification.
For more information on mold inspection and mold lab analysis, email
or phone toll-free 866-300-1616 or cell phone 480-310-7970 or visit
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