Swiffer Test #8 for Mold, Actinomycetes & Endotoxins

$697.00 USD

If you are living in mold, you will NEVER be healthy.

And just because you think you're not living in mold, you have to prove it.

Mold can lead to every illness.

Check your home to make sure that you and your family are safe.

This is a combination test made of three tests:

  • Actino
  • Endotoxin
  • ERMI test.

Collection - Swiffer Kit

Actino - The most frequent species of bacteria found in buildings damaged by water are Actino. This is the type of bacteria produces biotoxins similar to mycotoxins. 

The test is based on the microbial identification of all bacteria in the sample. The Actino test was developed by selecting the 40 main species of Actino in the sample to create a score for building-related illness (BRI).

The species included in the score have been reported in multiple studies that link them to BRI.

Endotoxin - Endotoxins are derived from the cell walls of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB). Gram-negative bacteria are found almost anywhere in nature. Their toxins are found within the outer layer membrane of the GNB cell wall. They do not have to be living, therefore both viable and non-viable gram-negative bacteria contribute endotoxins.

The most common routes of endotoxin exposure are through inhalation, or through intestinal tract absorption through food or water. The health effect of endotoxins varies depending on the individual, dosage, and route of exposure. Elevated airborne concentrations are prevalent in sewage treatment plants, swine operations, cotton textile mills, poultry houses and in water damaged and flood contaminated buildings.

ERMI- The US Environmental Protection Authority developed ERMI to provide a straightforward, objective, sensitive and standardized way to assess mold and indoor air quality investigations. The USEPA developed the ERMI as a ranking system based on dust samples collected from homes, the ERMI will help predict the moldiness of homes.

Based on widely published data from EPA researchers and the 2006 HUD American Healthy Home Survey, the test has been developed as a tool to evaluate the potential risk of indoor mold growth and associated health effects to occupants. Upon purchasing the ERMI, you will get a HERTSMI -2 along with it.

In order to most effectively use this tool, the ERMI obtained needs to be compared to a national database. Indices were determined using this method for 1,096 homes across the U.S. as part of the 2006 HUD American Healthy Home Survey. Individual indices, ranked from lowest to highest were used to create a national Relative Moldiness Index (RMI) Scale.

In initial studies by the USEPA, the concentrations of different mold species in “moldy homes” (homes with visible mold growth or a history of water damage) and “reference homes” (homes with no visible mold) were compared. Based on those results, mold species were selected and grouped into those with higher concentrations in moldy homes (group 1) and those with lower concentrations (group 2). To calculate the ERMI the individual concentrations of the mold species detected are log-transformed and the sum of group 2 logs is subtracted from the sum of group 1 log


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