Condensed Remediation Plan For Small Microbial Particles
Mold is common in the natural environment and is constantly introduced to indoor living spaces by outside air, on people, and through food. Many forms of mold may produce mycotoxins if water activity requirements are met along with other factors. For sensitive populations, even low levels of inhalable microbial particles can produce adverse health effects caused by toxic or allergic properties that may occur whether mold is dead or alive.
This mold remediation plan has been based on more than a decade of work with sensitive patients. Although the methods may seem excessive, given practices commonly used by other contractors and consultants, it is important to note that industry standards are not necessarilly based on scientific research. Common practices may also be based on methods shown to be effective for whole spores or conidia but not for particles that are much smaller and float in the air for long periods of time. (See the studies by Gorny and by Brasel, listed in the Additional Resources section.)
To read the rest of the Remediation Plan, please click here.