How Composite Dust Testing is Done
We use a special collection sterile cassette on a small HEPA vacuum. We take composite dust samples from accessible areas. So the results will show all the allergens that have entered the building/vehicle and are now on the floor, behind your desk, under your bed, etc. This testing will give a historical perspective as to the allergens that have accumulated over time. This testing also indicates lifestyle issues related to personal home hygiene and how often the interior is deep cleaned. These tests are snapshots in time, based upon the season, the location, weather influence and how the building is being utilized.
If you would like to discuss your needs, please give us a call. We will tell you honestly if we can be of help in your journey towards health without a runny noise.
Micotoxin Dust Testing
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MARIA Dust Testing
MARIA is a different way for the environmental laboratory to analyze the dust samples collected. You will receive results for Cat. Dog. Dust Mites (Group 1 and 2), Mouse, and Rat.
This includes Cat, Dog, Dust Mites (Group 1 and 2) Mouse, and Rat.
We can add cockroach (Group 1 and 2) also.
ERMI Dust Testing
Environmental Relative Moldiness Index. The method was developed by EPA through a study of low-income housing in the Midwest. This study’s database is supposed to update with every result.
ERMI dust testing focuses on historical toxic (toxigenic) molds. This method is preferred by allergists as it gives a historical view of exposure over time. This method is not beneficial if the toxic mold
Other Biological Markers
We offer this air sampling that will show the levels of pollens, fiberglass, starch fibers, and epithelial (skin) cells in your breathing zone and/or outside air.
All of these particles can be removed from your breathable home air by using a high-quality HEPA only air purifier.
Fiberglass is considered a non-repairable particle. Simply put, this means you can breathe it in but it’s too small to breathe out. Asbestos is also a non-repirable particle, because the small hooks in the asbestos fibers hook into lung tissue. There are ongoing health studies on fiberglass particles. A PEL (Permissible Exposure Level) for fiberglass for workers in a factories that generated fiberglass particle. This is measured, usually, over an 8 hour shift period. The EPA is considering new, more restrictive PEL and home safety levels. We are conservative on this and advise not to use fiberglass heating filters or install plastic pink insulation unless it is has a plastic, or other impenetrable, barrier to prevent fiberglass in your breathing zone.