Warning — Beware of Half–Truths!

Our Founder, Ed Maloney

  • Do not believe companies that provide half truths about the effectiveness of Viable Mould Test Kits. Scientific and Governmental studies support this type of testing (see below).
  • Do not believe companies who send your samples to outside laboratories.
  • Only trust a laboratory qualified to perform its own analysis–a laboratory that can stand behind its results.
  • Only trust a laboratory that is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Scientific and Governmental Studies Prove

Our Kits provide an accurate and inexpensive way to test the air in your home or office.

Two different scientific studies found a strong correlation between the the type of viable home mould test kits that we sell and the air samplers used by Mould Professionals. These studies found that the number of species isolated on settle plates similar to our viable home mould test kit, following the proper protocol, was not significantly different from that obtained with four major types of volumetric air samplers as are used by mould professionals.

  1. Presence of viable mould propagules in indoor air in relation to house damp and outdoor air. Allergy, 47:83 (1992) Verhoeff, A.P., van Wijnen, J.H., Brunekreff, B., Fisher, P., van Reenen-Hoekstra, E.S., and Samson, R.A.
  2. Enumeration and identification of airborne viable mould propagules in houses: a field comparison of selected techniques. Allergy, 45:275 (1990) Verhoeff, A.P., van Wijnen, J.H., Boleij, J.S.M., Brunekreff, B., van Reenen-Hoekstra, E.S., and Samson, R.A.

“As semi–quantitative samplers, when adequately exposed (a commonly used protocol is for one hour at tabletop level under conditions of ordinary room activity), they can readily be used to discern the likely presence of significant indoor mould amplifiers.”

“The strength of [our viable home mould test kit] technique lies in the fact that epidemiologically important toxigenic or allergenic fungi… must be present in large quantities.”

Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: A Guide to Recognition and Management [Federal-Provincial Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health 1995, Appendix D].