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Mold Screen Check Kit

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Mold Screen Check Kit

Includes Lab Analysis

Molds are part of natural environment, including air, surface and water. Mold may be allergenic, pathogenic and toxic in nature. Mold Screen kit is capable of collecting a number of different types of mold from various surfaces. A full scan of collect specimen by microscopic technique yields qualitative and quantitative information on prevailing fungal elements/molds. Mold Screen test kit is ideal for collecting mold from surfaces. The findings of MSC are reported in terms of counts/cm2 for each identified type of fungi/mold.

A comprehensive laboratory report is included.

* Identifies hundreds of types of Molds (cts/cm2)
* Quick and Easy
* Includes Sample Collection Device
* Complete Instructions with Chain of Custody
* Includes AIHA Accredited Lab Analysis for Fungi/Molds
* Free Mold Fact Sheet
* Professional Approach for Fungal/Mold Elements Collection

Used by Professionals - the IAQ Screen Check product line is used daily by professionals e.g. industrial hygienists, engineers, medical physicians, and building scientists.

Recommended by Medical Doctors - the IAQ Screen Check product line is recommended by proactive physicians to help identify indoor environmental conditions in their patient's homes/workplace.

Comprehensive IAQ Screen Check Lab Report - the IAQ Screen Check EDLab report lists the identified pollutants and their contaminant levels. Also, it includes a glossary of the various pollutants along with easy to read graphs and pollutant guidelines. Provides considerations for promoting a healthier home/workplace environment. 23 Years of IAQ Dedication - The manufacturer/developer of the IAQ Screen Check has continued a long standing relationship in the IAQ industry covering over 20 years (1984) and over 500 millions square feet of building environment studies. The collective years of staff experience cover well over 150 years.

Fast Turn Around - the IAQ Screen Check kit family of products are available for testing in either 24 hour turn around time and or same day at an additional charge.  Ask us about this service. Standard is 3 ? 5 business days.

AIHA Accredited - all IAQ Screen Check samples/specimens are analyzed by the award winning lab at Environmental Diagnostics laboratory (EDLab), an AIHA accredited lab (or affiliated labs) Ph.D. Lab Director ? Dr. Rajiv Sahay directs EDLab and is responsible for the outstanding compliance and efficiency. His lab has maintained 100 % accuracy over 3 years running. His department is responsible for all IAQ Screen Check analysis.

Product Diversification - 12 different IAQ Screen Check products ranging from mold to dust mite to formaldehyde among others are available for the consumer to identify their IAQ concerns.  Call us at 800-590-0339 if you don't see the test you need listed on our website.

Product Partner Marketing
? Consumer based information such as frequently asked questions (FAQs), webinars, and brochures are among a few of the many specially designed tools IAQ Screen Check created to help you become better consumers.



Who Should Use Mold Screen Check (MSC) ?

  • Educators
  • School and Plant Operators
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Teacher
  • HVAC Engineers
  • Building Maintenance Supervisors
  • Test and Balance Professionals
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Insurance Claim Adjusters
  • Homeowners
  • Hospital Engineers
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Health and Safety Professionals

  • What is Mold?

    Mold can be defined as a conspicuous mass of filamentous structure, which possess both vegetative (hyphae) as well as reproductive (fruiting body) units.  Fungi, is identified as a causal organism of "mold".  Certain fungi have the ability to form mold and is oftentimes referred to as filamentous fungi.

    Where to Find Mold:

    Mold is part of the natural environment including air, surface and water.  As a decomposer that promotes nutrient recycling, mold plays a pivotal role in our ecological system and can be found both indoor as well as outdoor.

    How Mold Grows:

    When the fungal propagules experience favorable conditions such as moisture (R/H more than

    65%-70%), temperature (25ºC-30 ºC) and organic materials, it starts growing.  Mold can reproduce by vegetative propagation, asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction as described above.  The life cycle of a common mold is given below.
     

    Where Can Mold Grow Indoors?

    Mold can grow just about anywhere there's moisture.  Some of the most common material on which mold can grow includes wood, paper, carpet, food, cloths, leather, drywall, insulation materials (duct liner, etc.), beside other building materials.

    Why Mold Grows In Homes:

    There are a number of factors for growing mold in a building, however, the most common ones are moisture, temperature, and type of building materials.  All kinds of fungi can enter buildings through their ventilation system besides other openings.  They begin growing indoors when fungal spores land on surfaces that are wet.  Fungi capable of causing mold in buildings are saprophytic (mostly) in nature.   Some of them can grow on synthetic microbiological culture media but not all.

    How Can Mold Affect Your Health?

    Most types of mold that are routinely encountered are not hazardous to healthy individuals.

    However, too much exposure to mold may cause or worsen conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. The most common symptoms of overexposure are cough, congestion, runny nose, eye irritation, and aggravation of asthma. Depending on the amount of exposure and a person's individual vulnerability, more serious health effects - such as fevers and breathing problems - can occur but are unusual.

    How Can You Be Exposed To Mold?

    When moldy material becomes damaged or disturbed, spores (reproductive bodies similar to

    seeds) can be released into the air. Exposure can occur if people inhale the spores, directly handle moldy materials, or accidentally ingest it. Also, mold can sometimes produce chemicals called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins may cause illness in people who are sensitive to them or if they are exposed to large amounts in the air. Large exposures are typically associated with certain occupations (e.g., agricultural work).

    What Should You Do If Mold Is Present In Your Home or Building?

    In order to develop a baseline condition of the indoor environment, it is important to identify

    ubiquitous mold conditions.  Mold can be sampled by an environmental consultant and analyzed by an AIHA accredited laboratory specializing in microbiology; these tests can be very expensive - from hundreds to thousands of dollars. A simple, accurate yet inexpensive way to sample for mold conditions in your home is the utilization of the Bio-Scan 400.    The Bio-Scan 400 has a digitally imprinted grid, which allows qualitative and quantitative identification of molds within the area grid.

    How Should Mold Be Cleaned?

    Mold should be cleaned as soon as it appears. Persons cleaning mold should be free of symptoms and allergies. Small areas of mold should be cleaned using a detergent/soapy solution or an appropriate household cleaner. Gloves should be worn during cleaning. The cleaned area should then be thoroughly dried. Dispose of any sponges or rags used to clean mold.

    If the mold returns quickly or spreads, it may indicate an underlying problem such as a leak. Any underlying water problems must be fixed to successfully eliminate mold problems.

    If mold contamination is extensive, a professional indoor environmental consultant should be contacted.  If mold is greater than ten square feet the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene "Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments" should be utilized.

    Will My Health or My Child's Health Be Affected, And Should We See A Physician?

    If you believe that you or your children have symptoms that you suspect are caused by exposure to mold, you should see a physician. Keep in mind that many symptoms associated with mold

    exposure may also be caused by many other illnesses. You should tell your physician about the symptoms and about when, how, and for how long you think you or your children were exposed.

    Why Test For Molds?

    Molds have the potential to cause health problems.  Molds produce allergens (substances that cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins).

    Hidden Mold

    Suspicion of Hidden Mold

    You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the backside of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the topside of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).

    Investigating Hidden Mold Problems

    Investigating hidden mold problems may be difficult and will require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth. For example, removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores if there is mold growing on the underside of the paper. If you believe that you may have a hidden mold problem, consider hiring an experienced professional.

    Cleanup and Biocides

    Biocides are substances that can destroy living organisms. The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. There may be instances, however, when professional judgment may indicate its use (for example, when immune-compromised individuals are present). In most cases, it is not possible or desirable to sterilize an area; a background level of mold spores will remain -
    these spores will not grow if the moisture problem has been resolved. If you choose to use disinfectants or biocides, always ventilate the area and exhaust the air to the outdoors. Never mix chlorine bleach solution with other cleaning solutions or detergents that contain ammonia because
    toxic fumes could be produced.

    Please note:

    Dead mold may still cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must also be removed.

     
    For more information on mold related issues including mold cleanup and moisture

    control/condensation/humidity issues, you can call the EPA Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse at (800) 438-4318. Or visit: www.epa.gov/iaq/molds.

     
    Excerpt from: "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home" is available on the Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division website at: www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldguide.html


    Please contact Nordic Pure if you do not see the test you are interested in ordering. You can reach us at 800-590-0339.

    Mold Screen Check Kit

    Includes Lab Analysis

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