Why Are Biocides Not Recommended for Mould Remediation?

The economic importance of biocides cannot be overemphasized. The world demand for these chemicals is projected to increase by 5.6% annually to $5.9 billion in 2006. Questions always arise as to whether biocides should be used or not in indoor mould remediation projects. This article is an attempt to explain why biocides may not be […]

Sampling for Airborne Aspergillus species

Aspergillus is one the most common types of moulds in indoor environment. Some members of Aspergillus group are recognized health hazards and are of great concern if they appear in built environment. The most important species as concerns health are Aspergillus clavatus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus versicolor. Aspergillus clavatus is often associated with […]

Cost of Renting Mold Testing Equipment and Sampling Media

Price Breakdown For Bacteria and Mold Testing Kits To request our current mold and bacteria sample testing prices, please call 905-290-9101 (Toll-free: 1-866-813-0648). What You Needed To Know About Cost of Mold Testing. The cost of mold test kits can vary greatly from one provider to another. Before settling for a low price or a […]

Significance of Airborne Cladosporium in Indoor Air Quality

Cladosporium is one of the most widespread mould. It includes about 40 species naturally found in soil, on decaying plant material and as plant pathogens. Several studies conducted in Europe and North America have shown that Cladosporium spores are present in the outdoor environment throughout the year. However, concentrations are very low in winter. In […]

Fungal Infections: Are You At Risk?

Very few of the common indoor moulds are likely to infect healthy individuals. However, professionals involved in indoor air quality including remediation and demolition workers are constantly at risk of fungal infections by opportunistic or true pathogenic fungi. The two most important pathogenic fungi that would be of concern are Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans. […]

Presence of Chaetomium in an Indoor Environment: What Are The Implications?

Chaetomium is one of the most common moulds in water-damaged buildings. Species of Chaetomium are strongly cellulolytic moulds commonly found in soil, on paper, straw, cloth, cotton and other cellulose-containing substrates. They have caused problems in libraries, archives, and the food industry. Because of their bio-deterioration ability, several strains are used in testing materials for […]

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