epa relative moldiness index News

  • 61 International Studies Link Moldy Homes to Asthma & Allergies

    Last week, Reuters Health reported on the link between homes with visible mold and children’s asthma and allergies.  The article, “Moldy home tied to kids’ asthma, allergies” reported that “Researchers found that across 61 international studies since the 1990s, children living in water-damaged, moldy homes were more likely to have asthma, wheezing problems or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA’s ERMI Fungal Sampling Technology used as a Predictor of Childhood Asthma

    A study just published online in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology discusses how mold exposure may contribute to the development of childhood asthma.  The study was developed to help determine if mold exposures at an early age will lead to the development of asthma. The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Homes with Children Should be Tested for Mold to Help Prevent Asthma

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 10th, 2011 A study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology shows the correlation between mold exposure at a young age and the development of childhood asthma.  The article, entitled “High environmental relative moldiness index during infancy as a predictor of asthma at 7 years of age”, followed a high-risk group of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • ERMI Test Can Provide Answers for California Residents with Mold Concerns in their Home

    Most people across California recognize that high levels of indoor mold can cause a variety health issues. Exposure to mold can trigger asthma, cause allergies and other respiratory conditions, and even result in infections in some people. When people suspect they may have a mold problem and decide to have a home tested, there are a number of different types of tests and sampling ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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