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Mold Testing Services In New Jersey:Room air analysis for mold and mold testing

Prolonged stay in indoor areas heavily contaminated with mold and permanent inhalation of fungal components harbors health risks. The focus of the risk assessment is on the sensitizing effects of the funga..............

Prolonged stay in indoor areas heavily contaminated with mold and permanent inhalation of fungal components harbors health risks. The focus of the risk assessment is on the sensitizing effects of the fungal spores. About 25 million allergy sufferers live in the U.S, half of them are likely to react to indoor air pollution, mold could be involved in a third of allergic diseases. Allergy sufferers, atopics and small children are considered to be particularly at risk from excessive exposure to fungi. With appropriate exposure, however, people without any predispositions can also develop allergies and/or contract respiratory illnesses. Infections are particularly possible in immunocompromised people and/or the elderly.


Mold Testing Services in New Jersey and other pollutant determinations by our laboratory for occupational and environmental hygiene are always based on the latest findings in the field of indoor hygiene and are carried out using scientifically and technically flawless measurement and verification methods. The laboratory dr. Missel not only creates well-founded scientific analyzes of the type and extent of indoor pollution, the causes of unwanted indoor pollution are also determined and comprehensive advice is offered on the possibilities for remedy.


Mold expert in the Hanover area and nationwide


The laboratory dr. Missel determines the hygienic parameters that come into question for air pollution and evaluates pollutants and their sources with regard to their potential hygienic and health relevance.


Molds have very resistant cell walls. Since no biological and hardly any chemical conversions can take place in the living room air, the surface properties of the spores released by mold sources do not change for a long time. Even dead fungal spores can still have a sensitizing effect. Spores that have accumulated in house dust can cause health problems for a long time to come in the event of increased house dust turbulence. A residue-free removal of all mold contamination should therefore always be aimed for in mold remediation. Current analysis methods detect mold fungi through culture methods. The collected spores are deposited on special culture media, which are incubated and on which they grow into colonies after a few days. The colonies can then be counted with the naked eye and their type can be more precisely determined. With these methods, however, only the living, viable molds are recorded. Dead fungal spores and fragments of fungal mycelia cannot be detected with these methods. 


The investigation of indoor air pollution by mold should therefore always include microscopic detection techniques as a supplement to the cultural methods .


According to the "Mold Testing Services in New Jersey Guideline" of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), areas infested with mold from as little as 0.5 m2 are included in the (highest) category III "large infested area". Category III mold infestation poses a health risk according to EPA and must be eliminated at short notice in line with the minimization requirement to prevent possible health impairments. Regarding this highly generalized categorization of damage, it must be said that for a serious assessment of the health risks indoors in the event of fungal infestation, at least information


  • about the existing mushrooms,
  • the infested area, density and activity,
  • the structural conditions of the mold-damaged object,
  • the type and duration of use of the affected premises as well as
  • the state of health of the occupants/users.


Mold test for interiors including laboratory analysis and expert report

However, a mold test in living spaces does not necessarily have to be carried out by highly qualified specialists. For example, the question of whether wall discoloration is actually caused by mold or has other causes can be answered in the most common cases with a qualified mold test. The development of our reliable mold rapid test Mold Testing Services in New Jersey was preceded by several years of measurement experience in the field of indoor hygiene. With this mold test, interior spaces can be tested for mold growth by the consumer himself. The mold self-test provides all the information needed to assess the hygienic relevance of mold damage in the living space. In this way, considerable costs, which are to be expected with an on-site visit including mold sampling by a qualified expert, can be avoided.


In contrast to common quick tests, Mold Testing Services in New Jersey can be used to determine whether mold fungi are really released from fungal colonies on components or the facility or come from other sources, eg from outside. The mold tester also detects possible health hazards from dead fungal spores and fungal mycelium fragments.


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