Archives for January 2016

How to improve spore trap results

Spore trap data should be reliable if results are to be used in assessing indoor spore types and concentrations and ultimately to evaluate the validity of exposure potential or remedial success.  Spore trap results are primarily used in indoor mold investigations to: assess the airborne spore concentrations and the potential for human mold exposure justify […]

Understanding Spore Trap Results

When enumerating airborne fungal spores, most labs, for practical reasons, analyze a percentage of the sample trace (often 15-25%) instead of 100%. A few labs claim that they analyze 100% of the sample trace. Obviously analyzing 100% of the sample trace sounds better than analyzing say 25%. In fact, some people argue that analyzing less […]

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