Product ID: PLB-MO109
Category: Testing Kits - Test Kits
Mold Test Kit Professional
Quality at Home
The Professional Mold Test Kit
Medical studies have found that mold is the #1 cause of
allergic symptoms. The black mold Stachybotrys found in
home, office and school environments has been linked to
fatal pulmonary disorders.
This simple do-it-yourself test which indicates the
presence of molds within 48 hours. Optional lab analysis
is available, which identifies the exact count and type of
PRO-LAB's Mold Test Kit utilizes patented laboratory
analytical method for accuracy and reliability.
Do You Have:
- Discoloration or mold on baseboards, wallboards, or
- Cracks in shower tile, lack of caulking, loose
toilet seal, leaks under sink?
- Carpet and padding in direct contact with concrete
- Poorly maintained or dirty air conditioning/heating
vents and filters?
- Damp basement or crawl space?
- Water penetration (water marks on walls, mold spots
- Musty/ moldy odor?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then
you could be EXPOSED TO TOXIC MOLD!
What is Mold and Where Is It Found?
Molds are microscopic organisms, found virtually
everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Molds can be found on
plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic material.
Also susceptible to mold growth are cellulose materials,
such as, cardboard, paper, ceiling tiles, and sheet rock.
Mold spores are easily detached and made airborne by
vacuuming, walking on a carpet or sitting on a couch. In
indoor environments, mold can grow in air conditioning
ducts, carpets, pots of houseplants, etc.
How Can Mold Affect Your Health?
Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone but the
following individuals are at a higher risk for adverse
health effects: infants, children, elderly, immune
compromised patients, pregnant women, and individuals with
existing respiratory conditions. When inhaled, even in
small amounts, mold can cause a wide range of health
problems including respiratory problems (wheezing), nasal
and sinus congestion, watery and red eyes, nose and throat
irritation, skin irritation, aches and pains, fevers,
asthma, emphysema and in some cases even death.
Mold Can Be Found In Many Areas Of Your Home
- Living Rooms
- (HVAC) Ventilation System
- Any Moist Areas
How Can You Be Exposed To Mold?
When moldy materials become damaged or disturbed,
spores (reproductive bodies similar to seeds) can be
released into the air. The following are sources of indoor
moisture that may cause mold problems in your home or
office: flooding, leaky roofs, humidifiers, damp basements
or crawl spaces, constant plumbing leaks, house plants,
steam from cooking, shower/bath steam and leaks, wet
clothes, and clothes dryers vented indoors.
Protection...Testing Is Your First Line Of Defense
To find out if mold is a problem in your home or
office, you must conduct a mold test!
The PRO-LAB Mold Test Kit utilizes a patented
laboratory analytical method for accuracy and reliability.
The easy to use do-it-yourself test allows you to
determine whether toxic mold spores are in the air that
your breath. Visual sampling may also be conducted.
Optional lab analysis is available to indicate the exact
count and type of mold present.
The Black Mold Stachybotrys Chartarum (atra)
Stachybotrys Chartarum (atra) is a greenish-black toxic
mold that colonizes particularly well in high-cellulose
material, such as straw, hay, wet leaves, dry wall,
carpet, wall paper, fiber-board, ceiling tiles, thermal
insulation, etc. Stachbotrys, before drying, is wet and
slightly slimy to touch. There are about 15 species of
Stachybotrys, known throughout the world. This toxic mold
grows in areas where the relative humidity is above 55%.
This type of mold does not grow on plastic, vinyl,
concrete products, or ceramic tiles. It is not found in
the green mold on bread or the black mold on the shower
Stachybotrys produces a mycotoxin that causes human
mycotoxicosis. This type of mold is thought to be a
possible cause of the sick building syndrome. Children's
exposure to Stachybotrys spores are thought most likely to
cause pulmonary hemosiderosis (bleeding in the lungs). The
following is a list of symptoms associated with exposure
to Stachybotrys mold spores:
- Respiratory problems, such as wheezing, and
difficulty in breathing
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Eyes-burning, watery, reddened, blurry vision, light
- Dry, hacking cough
- Sore throat
- Nose and throat irritation
- Shortness of breath
- Chronic fatigue
- Skin irritation
- Central nervous system problems (constant headaches,
memory problems, and mood changes)
- Aches and pains
- Possible fever
- Possible hemosiderosis
- Immune suppression
Professional Mold Test Kit by PRO-LAB™
The PRO-LAB Professional Mold Test Kit (patented) is
designed to detect dangerous molds that may be in your
home or office. The test kit offers three (3) different
analytical sampling methods.
Method 1: (visual sampling) simply involves taking a
sample of a visual mold growth.
Method 2: (HVAC air sampling) allows you to take an air
sample of the air-conditioning or heating system
Method 3: (settling plate) allows you to take an air
sample of a location which does not have an HVAC system.
After the 48 hour incubation period, you may choose to
send your sample to PRO-LAB for a detailed analysis of the
exact type and count of mold(s) present. This information
will be useful to determine an individuals allergy
treatment and the cleaning or removal of the mold.