Archive for Mold Testing

Penicillium and Aspergillus Mold in Water Damage Buildings

Black mold fungi Aspergillus, which produce aflatoxins and cause pulmonary infection aspergillosis.

Something you will routinely see on lab results for mold air samples is the concentration of Penicillium/Aspergillus spores. This refers to a large group of molds consisting of the Penicillium genus (200+ species), the Aspergillus genus (200+) species and a number of other less common genera.

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Purpose of Mold Sampling During An Inspection

mold sampling

As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs both air and surface mold sampling. While there are many types of mold sampling methods, IET has found this approach effective for interpretation in a building.

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