People with asthma and mould allergies are the first to ask about mould testing. Since their symptoms are primarily respiratory, it is only logical they ask for “air quality testing.” Other individuals looking for peace of mind or suffering much more severe symptoms sometimes also ask for mould testing air quality services.
Mould Testing – What Type of Air Quality Testing Method?
If mould testing is pursued, these are the three most common types of samples collected:
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Mould is are part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mould is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mould growth is to control moisture. Mould can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
People are routinely exposed to more than 200 species of fungi indoors and outdoors. These include mould like fungi, as well as other fungi such as yeasts and mushrooms. The terms “mould” and “mildew” are nontechnical names commonly used to refer to any fungus that is growing in the indoor environment. Mould colonies may appear cottony, velvety, granular, or leathery, and may be white, grey, black, brown, yellow, greenish, or other colours. Many reproduce via the production and dispersion of spores. They usually feed on dead organic matter and, provided with sufficient moisture, can live off of many materials found in homes, such as wood, cellulose in the paper backing on drywall, insulation, wallpaper, glues used to bond carpet to its backing, and everyday dust and dirt.
Certain mould can cause a variety of adverse human health effects, including allergic reactions and immune responses (e.g., asthma), infectious disease (e.g., histoplasmosis), and toxic effects (e.g. aflatoxin-induced liver cancer from exposure to this Mould-produced toxin in food).
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