The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index

The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index Summary A research tool, called the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI), has been developed by the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD). Dust samples are collected in a home...

EMMA Environmental Mold and Mycotoxin AssessmentĀ 

  In order to help you understand the results of your EMMA test, information on organisms and/or mycotoxins found are described below along with links to reference sources.   Note: Spore counts from A. versicolor, S. chartarum, C. globosum, Wallemia sebi and...

Mycotoxin

Go to: Fungi are major plant and insect pathogens, but they are not nearly as important as agents of disease in vertebrates, i.e., the number of medically important fungi is relatively low. Frank growth of fungi on animal hosts produces the diseases collectively...

How does mold affect people?

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions) and irritants. Inhaling or touching mold...

Mold

Mold Molds, or mould, are various fungi that cover surfaces as fluffy mycelia and usually produce masses of asexual, or sometimes sexual, spores. Mold is a growth of minute fungi forming on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating and...