A Simple Home Test Kit for Mould Levels
- results in 3 days
- tells whether the mould level is good, acceptable, poor or very poor
- helps you control indoor air quality
The air around us is full of bits and pieces that are mostly too small to be seen with the naked eye – pollen grains, mould spores, fragments from plants, fibres from clothing, specks of ash from smoke, skin flakes and diesel particles. Of these, except in very dry climates, there are more mould spores in the air than anything else.
Mould spores floating in the air of your home come from plants, shower curtains or stored vegetables for example, and if you are lucky then you are not affected by them. But if you have become sensitised to them they can cause symptoms such as rhinitis, itchy eyes, eczema and most importantly asthma. Prolonged exposure can include symptoms of dizziness, lethargy, fever, digestive problems and flu like symptoms. Several well-known conditions such as Farmer's lung and Sauna-taker's lung, are also caused by mould allergy.
The MouldCheck Home Test Kit lets you carry out a check on the levels of mould in the air in your home. Even in rooms that have no obvious signs or smells of mould, if the level of mould is unacceptable in one area, the spores can be carried by air currents to all the rooms in your house.
The MouldCheck can also test the air from ducted air systems such as air conditioning units.
The MouldCheck Kit includes a Petri dish with an agar specifically formulated in a laboratory for the growth of mould species. Simply place this dish in a room for one hour then seal it and leave for 3 days.
Then count the number of colonies to discover whether the level of mould within your room is Good, Acceptable, Poor, or Very Poor.
The MouldCheck Home Test Kit comes with full instructions.
The MouldCheck kit should be used within five days of receipt.