Fungi Testing News

  • Antimicrobial Resistance, Environmental Pathogens and Confirming Surface Disinfection Procedures in Puerto Rico

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as the ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs – that is, the germs are not killed, and their growth is not stopped. These pathogens can be found in the environment in the air, water, soil and on surfaces, as well as in or on people and animals. Unfortunately, all types of ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Surface and Wot Rot Fungi

    Wood continues to be one of the most commonly used building materials in Texas and across the Gulf Coast.  When properly maintained and protected from moisture, structures made from wood can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying insects have long been blamed for the destruction of wood used in buildings, but they are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Microbiologists Discover New Fungal Genus Named Curviclavula, Published in Mycological Progress

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces that Mycological Progress has published a peer-reviewed article authored by Gregorio Delgado and Fernando Fernández, microbiologists from EMLab P&K’s Phoenix microbiology laboratory, in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Miller, Illinois Natural History ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Launches MoldRANGE Local Climate Report for Mold Testing in Florida and Arizona

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced the launch of the MoldRANGE Local Climate report. The new report is free for EMLab P&K clients and provides better insights for outdoor mold spore levels in Florida and Arizona based on the zip code where the mold testing took place. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Launches Customizable Fungal Glossary for Spore Trap Reports with Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, launched a customizable Fungal Glossary supplement for spore trap reports. Now clients can include information for any fungi from the fungal glossary along with their results of their mold lab report. The fungal glossary supplement makes it easier for clients to send ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Wood Decay, Rot & Surface Fungi is No Match for Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental

    Homes and many other types of buildings found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have long been constructed with a variety of materials, including wood.  Even most brick and mortar buildings contain a significant amount of wood and when properly maintained and protected, these buildings can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Upgrades iPhone and Android Apps with Mold Spore Photos and Access to Project Invoices

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, upgraded features in its iPhone and Android apps by adding mold spore photos in its fungal library and access to project invoices. Clients can now view microphotos for select mold/fungi in the Fungal Library and review project invoices in the Project Details section. The iPhone app has also been optimized for iOS 7. “We are excited to continually ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Microbiologist Discovers New Species of Ellisembia Fungus, Published in Mycotaxon

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce that Mycotaxon has published a peer-reviewed article authored by Gregorio Delgado, a microbiologist from EMLab P&K’s Phoenix laboratory. The article appears in Mycotaxon, volume 123 (2013) and is entitled “South Florida Microfungi: A New Species of Ellisembia (Hyphomycetes) with New Records from the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Upgrades Android App with IAQ Pocket Guide for Clients of Environmental Testing Lab

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, adds the IAQ Pocket Reference Guide (Pocket Guide) in its Android app. The Android app makes it easy for clients to access environmental laboratory results wherever they are. Now the Android app includes a digital version of EMLab P&K’s popular IAQ Pocket Guide built into the mobile app. “We are excited to provide ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Launches MoldRANGE Climate Report for Mold Testing in California

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced the launch of the MoldRANGE California Climate report. EMLab P&K is the only mold laboratory that offers a scientifically developed tool to help IAQ professionals with their work by providing better insights for outdoor mold spore levels in California based ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens Cause California Corrections Officials to Move Inmates

    Earlier this month, ABC News reported that a judge has ordered the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to move thousands of inmates from two prisons in the state. A U.S. District Judge has ordered close to 2,600 inmates from the Avenal and Pleasant Valley Prisons to be relocated within 90 days. The reason for the judge’s order is due to an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Stain Testing Website Launched by EMSL Analytical

    Most people recognize a stain due to a clearly distinguished discoloration on the surface or material that it is found on. These stains are typically caused by a physical or chemical interaction of different materials coming into contact with each other. Stains are a part of everyday life and can appear almost anywhere. Many times it may be obvious what has caused a stain, but other ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fungal Pathogens Video Released - Part 2 of a 2

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video, the second and final segment of a series discussing health issues associated with fungal pathogens, is now available for viewing.   Some ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PCR Testing Identifies Stachybotrys & Other Types of Fungi

    Over the past decade there have been numerous media reports about a specific type of mold known as Stachybotrys chartarum. Many in the media have referred to it as “toxic mold” although the term is not accurate, unless the fungi are actually tested to see if they are producing toxins. Having any type of mold in high concentrations, whether it be ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Wood Rot Fungi Identified Utilizing Advanced PCR Techniques

    Many property owners have at one time or another discovered wood damage somewhere on their home or business.  Often times, this damage is blamed on termites, carpenter ants or other wood-destroying insects when the actual cause may be due to wood-decay fungi. Wood-decay fungi are typically classified into one of several groups.  Brown, soft and white rot fungi each work in unique ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Iranian fungi show promise in cleaning up oil spills

    Iranian scientists have isolated local strains of fungi that can digest petroleum compounds and may be useful in cleaning up polluted sites, especially in similar, semi-arid areas. The researchers isolated fungal strains from oil-contaminated sites within the Arak refinery in Iran and found some of them to cut the amount of petroleum pollution in soil by more than half. Although ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Vapors Escaping from Bourbon Warehouses Results in Lawsuit

    Bourbon warehouses have been used for generations to store and age bourbon in wood barrels.? As the bourbon ages a small percentage of the liquor escapes from the barrels. The escaping vapors have long been known as the “angel’s share” of the bourbon by producers, but its existence is now embroiled in a lawsuit. Last month, The Daily Reporter published a report about five ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K Expands Services for IAQ Testing at Boston, Minneapolis, and Nashville

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, announces expanded local services for IAQ testing professionals in Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN, and Nashville, TN. Starting today, IAQ professionals can drop off IAQ testing samples at EMLab P&K’s service locations through TestAmerica. With the expansion of local services, clients can easily drop off all types of IAQ testing samples – ...


    By EMLab P&K

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