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4 Year Mold Study Reveals Baseline Guidelines

New York, NY 12/10/2008 1:10:13 AM

Original Article - Indian J. Aerobiol., Vol 21, No. 1, pp 13-23 (2008)
by R.Sahay1,S.Parvataneni1,R.Barns1,F.Aguirre1, A.Wozniak1,AB.Singh2,J.Gasana1

1 Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory at Pure Air, Clearwater, FL USA &
2 Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi University Campus, Delhi
 

ABSTRACT

Surficial samples were collected on Bio-Scan400™ for mold evaluation in buildings and homes. Bio-Scan400™ is a sample collection device for environmental surface sampling. Over six thousand five hundred Bio-Scan™ samples were collected over a period of five years (2004-2008) from both residential and commercial facilities across the United States to find out the types and abundance of mold growing on indoor surfaces such as dry-wall, insulation liner, carpet and other building materials. This study establishes a reliable reference including numerical value in terms of counts/cm2 for evaluating mold in a building. Findings suggest that numerically 50 counts/cm2 should be adapted as a cutoff value for determining normal background mold levels in buildings; although mold population dynamics vary greatly with the nature and composition of the surface.

Key Words: Mold, Bio-Scan400™, Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), EDLab

For complete article go to: http://WWW.PUREAIRCONTROLS.COM/SINGH.PDF

 

About Pure Air Control Services, Inc.

Alan Wozniak founded Pure Air Control Services, Inc. in 1984 as a small mechanical contracting firm. Today, the work distributed from its offices in Tampa, Atlanta, West Palm Beach, Houston and Washington D.C. sets the industry standard for indoor environmental quality diagnosis and remediation. Pure Air has serviced more than 500 million square feet of indoor environments in over 10,000 facilities.

 

Pure Air’s nationally performed services include: Building Sciences Evaluation; Building Health Check; an AIHA accredited Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Environmental Project Management; and Duct Cleaning & Mold Remediation Services, among other indoor environmental services. The company’s expanding client roster includes the General Services Administration (GSA); Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Allstate Insurance; Carrier Air Conditioning; Naval Air Warfare Center, Orlando; and Naval Air Station - King's Bay, Georgia, and many other Fortune 500 companies, school boards, and city, state, and county governments, making Pure Air a reliable industry leader.

 

For more information on Pure Air Control Services, Inc and its indoor environmental IAQ services offering please contact Ed Ziegler, VP of Business Development, at (800) 422-7873 x804, or visit www.pureaircontrols.com

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