Toxicology Air Quality and Mold Investigations
Clean Air Sciences, Inc. works closely with allergists, medical doctors, and medical toxicologists to aid our clients with investigating sources of exposure for their health issues and medical conditions. Many of our clients are referred to us by allergists, law firms, medical doctors, and medical toxicologists in the local and tri-state area to conduct field investigations based upon their current medical diagnosis and suspected sources of exposure.
Many clients have suffered from mold-related symptoms for years from heightened sensitivity caused by Lyme Disease and Lyme toxins, a genetic predisposition to mold sensitivity caused by the HLA-DR (Human Leukocyte Antigen – antigen D Related) gene, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and been unable to identify the source of the problem using a “mold inspector”. Biotoxins are produced from microbial proliferation from the presence of water and a food source in the indoor environment and pose many more health concerns than most people realize.
According to the Psychology Today website article Mold Toxicity: A Common Cause of Psychiatric Symptoms “Mold toxicity can manifest with so many different and diverse symptoms, that it is frequently misdiagnosed. It is likely that some cases of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mast cell activation disorder, histamine intolerance, irritable bowel, and leaky gut, multiple sclerosis, and post-treatment Lyme syndrome, which do not respond to treatment, are due to a chronic inflammatory response caused by toxic mold.
Unfortunately, mold toxicity is not on the radar of many practitioners, and thus they do not include it as part of the differential diagnosis.” The article lists recognized cognitive effects of exposure such as issues with memory, focus/concentration, word recollection, decreased learning of new information, confusion, and disorientation (and a total of 37 symptoms). Very few healthcare providers are familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of mold toxins, however, an emergence of practices specializing in biotoxins has occurred in the Chicago area that is based upon the Ritchie Schumaker system. If Clean Air Sciences, Inc. determines you have toxigenic mold levels that warrant concern we can refer you to a physician.
Our scientist utilizes the latest in building forensic investigative technology with sample analysis developed by the U.S. E.P. A. Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) and using the Health Effects Roster of Type-Specific Formers of Mycotoxins and Inflammagens – 2nd Version (HERTSMI-2). Our scientist has been collecting ERMI samples since their beginning in 2006 and expanded to a comprehensive sampling strategy for the determination of occupancy issues caused by trace species levels of mold. Our investigations are tailored specifically to your health conditions and the possible issues or cause of problems in your home and the analysis goes far beyond spore detection as it counts every particle in the air from each specific species on the panel.
Air Quality Testing
Many people call us asking for an “Air Quality Test” or “Air Quality Testing” when they want to have “mold testing” or mold inspection and sampling performed. Others don’t really know what to sample for, but based upon the symptoms they describe or the situation in their home or business, we can gather the information we need by carefully asking the right questions. In fact, we ask a lot of questions so that we don’t waste your money by sampling for things that won’t help to solve your problem.
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