HERTSMI-2 or Health Effects Roster of Type-Specific Formers of Mycotoxins and Inflammagens – 2nd Version is a mold analysis on dust samples for the presence of 5 molds that are known as the “Big 5” :
- Aspergillus penicilloides
- Aspergillus versicolor
- Chaetomium globosum
- Stachybotrys chartarum
- Wallemia sebi
These molds are associated with damp buildings that make susceptible people suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome or CIRS. HERTSMI-2 predicted safety from re exposure for patients who had prior CIRS-water damaged buildings.
Use of HERTSMI-2 is inexpensive, reproducibly reliable and predictive of mold associated re-exposure from water damaged buildings. A HERTSMI-2 score <10 is indicative that the building is safe for re-occupancy.
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