This scoring system is application of the DNA testing shown on ERMI test results. The new roster is designed to help patients (previously sickened by water-damaged buildings) understand if a given building is safe for occupancy. The roster is based on the results of 738 ERMI consecutive test results with 592 that were over 2 and 146 under 2.
We selected five species of fungi from Group I of ERMI based on two criteria.
1. Representative of varied water saturations (60-80%; 80-90%; 90-100%).
a. Relative risk for enrichment is WDB compared to non-WDB is at least 10 The ratio of incidence in ERMI >2 divided by the Incidence in ERMI <2 must be >10.
|We use a point system. Units are Spore E/mg.|
|10 points are assigned for|
|6 points are assigned for|
|4 points are assigned for|
|Interpretation of HERTSMI-2 Score|
|<11 Statistically safe for re-entry for those with CIRS|
|11-15 Borderline; clean first and re-test before re-entry|
|>15 Dangerous for those with CIRS. Do not enter.|
|HERTSMI-2 is a building index. No one HERTSMI-2 can possibly show all areas of a given building.|
|HERTSMI-2 does not replace careful observation of symptoms and lab results obtained following re-exposure|