Consumer Reports - Testing for Mold
Consumer Reports recommends against using mold test kits. "All those we’ve tested have had major problems and are not reliable. What’s more, testing, to be accurate, should be done by and Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) or an Industrial Hygienist (IH). These professional have the ability to test in a manner that gives an accurate representation of the environment of the structure. Clearance testing after mitigation should also be a part of the protocol to confirm the effectiveness of the mitigation.
Testing not performed by the mitigation company handling the work adds a level of accountability to the project, and insures the building owner of properly mitigated mold damage.
Follow this link to the Consumer Reports Article: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2007/04/be-on-the-lookout-for-mold/index.htm
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