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Home Test Kit for Molds and Allergens.

Medical evidence links common indoor substances to the worsening of asthma symptoms in susceptible people. Common indoor pollutants of concern include molds, such as Aspergillus and Stachybotrys, and allergens produced by pets, dust mites, and cockroaches. It has also been found that certain strategies, including intensive cleaning, control of humidity, and removal of pets, can alleviate allergic and asthmatic symptoms. In response to the national health concern, Air Quality Sciences, Inc. (AQS), the leader in indoor air technology, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Home Owner Mold and Allergen Evaluation (H.O.M.E.) Test Kit [TM].

This easy-to-use and economical kit screens for molds and allergens, including dust-mite, cat, dog, and cockroach allergens. Designed for use by homeowners, facility managers, and health care facilities, the kit includes instructions for sample collection.

A written report lists the allergens and molds identified along with levels present. The levels are compared with acceptable risk ranges. Complete recommendations for the control of allergens and molds also are provided.
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Publication:Journal of Environmental Health
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2001
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