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Results of Mold Test--Are these ones the "toxic" ones?

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by chilove, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    I got the results back from a couple of those do it yourself send it kits and need to know if they are the "bad" types. The results show:
    Closet:

    Cladosporium
    2
    Rhodotorula
    2
    Yeast
    2

    Bathroom:

    Bipolaris/Drechslera
    3
    Cladosporium
    6
    Penicillium
    1
    Rhodotorula
    1
    Non-sporulating fungi
    1
    Yeast
    1

    Thanks so much!
  2. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    The most toxic mold is stachybotrys, which is known for causing brain and nerve damage, and bleeding in the lungs. It can be deadly for some people. Also, Cladosporium, Fusarium, and Penicillium have toxic effects and can cause infections in the lungs and liver and kidneys.

    I would think that any mold could be problematic, depending on one's sensitivity and immune impairment. I would do my best to eliminate all sources of it.
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    One thing you need to remember is that many of these molds are things that are found out in the air you breath in general. Stachybotrys is the worst and the one to avoid at all costs.

    If I were you, I'd call a place that does mold clearance testing and just ask some questions. I found most people to be willing to talk to you to help to understand stuff and then you can make an informed decision of what you want to do.

    I KNOW that aspergillis/Penicillin is 2 that are in the air everywhere and not that much to worry about. So don't freak out and talk to someone who is a mold specialist and really knows.

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  4. chilove

    chilove Senior Member

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    I'm going to test outside to see if the same molds show up outside.
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    After my mold was removed I had a guy who does clearance testing do that using an air sample. There was plenty of mold outside but the levels outside should match the inside with the same kinds of mold.
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    slayadragon Senior Member

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    The worst molds tend not to grow on those plates. The ERMI is more expensive but also more reliable (though still not foolproof).

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