The HERTSMI-2 Test

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, M.D. has developed the The HERTSMI-2 Test by looking at the ERMI scores of thousands of mold illness patients and determining which species of mold seemed to be most problematic for them.

The HERTSMI-2 looks for the presence of  five particularly dangerous species of mold – Aspergillus penicilloides, Aspergillus versicolor, Chaetomium globosum, Stachybotrys chartarum, and Wallemia sebi.

Dr. Shoemaker recommends that this test be used to evaluate potential residences by people who already know that mold is a problem for them, rather than to determine whether a suspect building is unsafe in general.

This test has yet to have any papers published.