The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD) as a research tool to investigate mold contamination in homes. The methodology is based on using mold-specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction (MSQPCR) to quantify 36 molds and calculate an index number for comparison with a database of reference homes. Very few labs provide this testing.
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People who are suffering from chronic respiratory syndrome, allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, chronic obstructive disease, restrictive lung disease, chronic rhino sinusitis and other conditions are often not aware that their health issue could be caused by the home they live in. According to the EPA research, up to 50% of homes and workplaces in the US have past or current water damage. Approximately one in four people are genetically susceptible to develop respiratory illness due to exposure to the interior environment of a water damaged home. These water damaged homes are capable of triggering systemic inflammation in persons living in these homes. These homes can support the growth of toxin-producing fungi and a host of other contaminants such as; Mycotoxins, Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, Cell fragments, Hyphal fragments, Beta Glucans, Endotoxins Actinomycetes, Microbial VOCs, Cell wall components, Mycoplasma, Chitinases, Lipopolysaccharides, Conid, Bioaerosols , Lip polysaccharide, Mycobacterium, Ultrafine particulates, Nano-sized particulates.
The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) developed by the EPA is used to determine if these contaminants are present in your home. A sample of house dust is taken. This dust sample is analyzed using the method of Mold Specific Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR) to detect and quantify species of fungi found in the dust sample. These methods will give you a history of the home and reveal whether water damage has ever occurred.
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Individuals suffering with inflammation syndrome, allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, restrictive lung disease, chronic rhinosinusitis, autoimmune condition and chronic fatigue.