EM211 Dust: Actinomycetes + ERMI (FAB1)

Dust Swiffer testing comprises tests for assessing environmental exposure to key moulds, bacteria and metabolites.

ERMI Test consists of: Group 1: A. flavus/oryzae, fumigatus, niger, ochraeus, penicillioides, restrictus, sclerotiorum, sydowii, unguis, versicolor, Aureobasidium pullulans, Chaetomium globosum, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, Eurotium amstelodami, Paecilomyces variotii, P.brevicompactum, corylophilum, crustosum, purpurogenum, spinulosum, variabile, Scopulariopsis brevicaulis/fusca, Scopulariopsis chartarum, Stachybotrys chartarum, Trichoderma viride, Wallemia sebi. Group 2: Alternaria alternate, Acremonium striatum, A. ustus, Cladosporium cladosporioides 1/2/herbarum, Epicoccum nigrum, Mucor amphibiorum, P. chrysogenum, Rhizopus stolonifer.

The most frequent species of bacteria found in buildings damaged by water are Actinomycetes this is the type of bacteria that produces biotoxins similar to mycotoxin in the mold. In general, the biotoxins of bacteria by weight and mass are much more important, for example, than 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 Disease (BRI) situation.