All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Molds are microscopic organisms that live on plant or animal matter. They aid in the break down of dead material and recycle nutrients in the environment. Extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. AmeriSci Bio-Chem is the country's leader for indoor air quality testing.
We specialize in the analysis of air and surface samples for mold and bacteria including:
- Spore Traps
- Anderson Plates
- Tape Lift
- Viable and Non-Viable Samples
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Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any organic substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, mold growth can be controlled indoors by controlling moisture indoors.
Health Effects From Contaminants
Molds and mildews release disease-causing toxins. Symptoms of health problems caused by biological pollutants include sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness, lethargy, fever, and digestive problems. Inhalation exposure to mold indoors can cause health effects in some people.