Advanced Environmental Mycotoxin Testing Solutions

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Molds Produce Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, which are toxic chemical poisons produced by molds as a defense mechanism, can easily become aerosolized and stick to surfaces in your home. They are known to be carcinogenic and can lead to a range of adverse health effects. The term "Toxic Black Mold" refers to these mycotoxins.

Safeguard Your Health & Wellbeing

The FDA regulates and ensures the safety of our food supply by monitoring toxic mycotoxins. For indoor mycotoxin exposure concerns, Respirare Labs offers air and surface mycotoxin testing to measure levels and provide peace of mind about your living environment.

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Introducing AMEA Mycotoxin Testing:

The most advanced Airborne mycotoxin testing solution

Identify Chemical mold poisons in the air

AMEA testing can identify and quantify the most prevalent airborne mycotoxins (if present) in indoor environments containing mold by means of an air sample.

Sample Type: Air Cassette

We use an IOM sampler in conjunction with our Myco-Cassettes. This method is widely recognized as the industry's gold standard for collecting inhalable particulate and bioaerosols to assess workplace exposure.

Only Mycotoxin test of it's kind

AMEA is the first and only test of its kind; actively helping to redefine industry protocols for mold and mycotoxin remediation by shining a new light on how indoor air is assessed for poisonous mycotoxins.

In collaboration with ELISA Mycotoxin testing

Our patented extraction process prepares air samples for industry-standard mycotoxin ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test.

Introducing MESA Mycotoxin Testing:

The Latest analysis for mycotoxin surface testing

Identify Chemical mold poisons on surfaces

Respirare Lab's cutting-edge surface sampling technology offers precise identification of harmful mycotoxin levels on various surfaces, ensuring your peace of mind that NO residual mycotoxins remain after mold remediation.

Sample Type: Swab

We have integrated Q Swab into our MESA analysis because it is a convenient, reliable, standardized, sample collection and delivery device specifically developed and tested for environmental surface sampling purposes.

FREE Shipping

You will receive complimentary shipping for your MESA test, which covers both the delivery to your address and the transportation to our lab. A return label will be enclosed in your package.

In collaboration with ELISA Mycotoxin testing

We prepare surface samples using our patented extraction process to ensure they are ready for the industry-standard mycotoxin ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test.

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Paving the way

Establishing a new norm

The industry protocols for mold and mycotoxin remediation are being redefined with the help of MESA and AMEA. They are bringing attention to how indoor air and surfaces are assessed for harmful mycotoxins. Respirare Labs is leading the way in mycotoxin testing to ensure a safer indoor environment for you and your family.

Advanced Mycotoxin Testing for Uncovering Hidden Hazards

Reasons to test your living space

Invest in your health

If you encounter mold, have mold allergies, are chemically sensitized, experiencing adverse symptoms in your home or workplace, ordering an AMEA or MESA test can help rule in or rule out mycotoxins in the indoor environment as a contributor to those symptoms.

Get Building Clearance

Studies have shown that current mold remediation methods actually increase mycotoxin levels, leading to higher exposure to workers and occupants. That's why it's crucial to conduct AMEA and MESA mycotoxin testing to determine whether mycotoxins are present before re-occupying the space.

Minimize Your Risk

Not everyone experiences symptoms in relation to airborne mycotoxins, which is why toxic mold exposure is so dangerous. Your body can still develop adverse health effects despite not showing any immediate problems. Getting an AMEA or MESA test can confirm you’re not at risk.

AMEA & MESA Mycotoxin Testing

The 8 Mycotoxins We Test For

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A
  • DON (Vomitoxin)

At Respirare Labs, we use ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) testing on all AMEA and MESA samples to detect and quantify mycotoxins. To ensure the utmost accuracy and standardization, we limit our testing to mycotoxins that have corresponding certified ELISA kits, which is widely recognized in the industry as the most sensitive method of detection. We prioritize sticking to what has been proven effective in analysis, and will continue to do so until there are more certified ELISA kits available for other types of mycotoxins in the future.

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Get Peace of Mind with Environmental Mycotoxin Testing

Which Analysis Is Right For You?

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Air Mycotoxin Testing

When dealing with mycotoxins, it’s crucial to prioritize the safety of your indoor air since these chemical mold toxins can be easily aerosolized and pose a significant inhalation threat.

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Surface Mycotoxin Testing

Due to their ability to travel via air and spread via HVAC systems, mycotoxins can attach to various surfaces, potentially causing harm to those who come into close contact with them.

How to tell apart different tests in the market

Our Mycotoxin Testing vs. Other Environmental Tests

Competitor analysis of Respirare Labs AMEA and MESA mycotoxin air testing services highlighting the superior benefits of our testing. Choose Respirare for accurate and reliable results for environmental mycotoxin analysis.

Reliable, Fast, Results

Your premier choice for indoor mycotoxin testing

Unique Services:

We offer the most comprehensive environmental mycotoxin analysis available, with both surface and air testing capabilities that are unmatched in the market.

Advanced Technology:

Our state-of-the-art sampling technology for both air and surfaces, combined with our patented extraction process and gold-standard ELISA testing, ensures unparalleled accuracy.

Fast and Reliable:

We offer the fastest report turnaround time on the market without compromising quality. Our reliable mycotoxin tests will help you to determine if your environment is safe to occupy.

Respirare Labs' mycotoxin testing equipment for AMEA airborne mycotoxin environmental analysis testing and MESA mycotoxin environmental surface analysis. Accurate and reliable detection of harmful mycotoxins in your environment.

Tailored for your clear understanding

AMEA & MESA Report

Respirare Labs offers mycotoxin analysis reports for AMEA and MESA samples. It’s important to note that surface and air sample results should be used only as a reference since safe mycotoxin levels have not been established for either. It’s also worth considering that individuals with chemical sensitivities and children may have a lower tolerance for mycotoxins. The AMEA results are categorized as caution, medium, and high, based on established background levels. The background levels were tested in homes with adult occupants who have no history of water damage, fungal infestation, or mycotoxin-related illness symptoms. As for MESA, it’s classified as below detection limit, trace, and elevated, and there are no established background levels for surface mycotoxins yet. Our report serves as a helpful guide for interpreting your mycotoxin exposure.

The Hidden Danger

Mycotoxin Exposure Health Risks

brain

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis

And many more...

heart

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes Hypertension
  • Vasculitis

And many more...

body

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory Bowl
  • Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Sjögren’s syndrome

And many more...

lungs

  • Asthma
  • Trouble breathing

And many more...

Molds release both spores and mycotoxins

Mold vs. Mycotoxin Symptoms

Mold Spores

According to the EPA, mold spores possess allergenic properties that may induce symptoms resembling those of hay fever.

Mold spores have the potential to elicit allergic reactions including but not limited to sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rashes

Spores can sometimes lead to eye, nose, and throat irritation, which can cause symptoms like redness, itchiness, and soreness.

Medical professionals examining a patient with mycotoxin presence in her body.

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, being a chemical poison and a well-established carcinogen, possess the potential to induce severe health complications as listed above.

Mycotoxins can affect the central nervous system, leading to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and memory loss.

Even if you don't experience immediate symptoms, you may still be at risk for short-term or long-term health effects from mycotoxin exposure.

Minimize Your Mycotoxin Exposure

Steps to a Healthier Indoor Environment

Prevention

Control humidity, fix leaks, and ensure ventilation to prevent mold growth and mycotoxin exposure.

Early Detection

Monitor your indoor space for signs of mold growth or water damage and seek professional help if necessary.

Mycotoxin Testing

Utilize MESA or AMEA mycotoxin testing to identify if specific mycotoxins are present in your indoor environment.

Remediation & Clearance Testing

Contact a professional remediation service to remove mold and mycotoxins. After remediation, use MESA or AMEA for a post-remediation clearance test to ensure safety.

Mycotoxins in the air

Our research has shown that mycotoxins are hydrophobic, meaning they do not mix with water and instead stick to it. This property makes them more likely to become airborne. The primary method of aerosolization for mycotoxins is through evaporation, which occurs when damp mold begins to heat up due to high humidity and elevated temperatures. The mycotoxins attached to the mold then adhere to water molecules, which lifts them into the air. Dust and spore fragments can also carry mycotoxins when they become airborne due to natural indoor air movement. It’s essential to note that HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) play a significant role in spreading and circulating mycotoxins throughout a home or building.

Inhaling Mycotoxins

It has been highly suggested that mycotoxins pose a greater danger when inhaled compared to when ingested through food. This claim, however, requires further investigation. The reason for this is that inhaled toxins can directly enter the bloodstream and have detrimental effects on several organs, including the lungs, liver, and brain, due to their minuscule size. In contrast, ingesting these toxins allows the body to partially break them down before absorption. Therefore, it is crucial to adopt measures to avoid inhaling mycotoxins, such as having your air quality tested to ensure that it is safe to breathe, particularly in environments with current or prior mold issues.

Mycotoxins On Surfaces

It’s important to note that mycotoxins have a particularly sticky nature, which allows them to cling to surfaces in indoor environments. In fact, these toxins can be found on a wide range of surfaces, such as walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, and even within HVAC systems and furniture. Interestingly, mycotoxins have been detected on walls beyond just the immediate vicinity of mold growth – they can become airborne and settle on surrounding surfaces as well. This is why it’s crucial to have comprehensive indoor mycotoxin testing done before and after mold remediation to ensure that all potential sources of exposure are identified and addressed.

A Comprehensive FAQ Section​

Common Questions and Answers

Mold produces mycotoxins as a natural defense mechanism to protect itself from other microbes and to help it compete for resources in its environment.

It’s concerning to know that mycotoxins, which are only 0.1 microns in size, cannot be filtered out by even the most advanced filtration systems such as HEPA filters. Although HEPA filters can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns, they are not effective in removing mycotoxins from the air. In fact, studies have shown that when mold spores and dust particles carrying mycotoxins come into contact with these types of filters, the mycotoxins are stripped from those particles and released back into the air as “clean” air. Unfortunately, our testing has indicated that these filters actually pose a higher risk to our exposure to mycotoxins than not using them at all.

Our company takes pride in providing the quickest turnaround time in the industry, with a timeframe of 3-5 days. We recognize the significance of receiving your report and ensuring your safe return to your residence or establishment.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are diligently working to expand our network of Respirare certified environmental testing companies nationwide. While this may take some time, we appreciate your patience and encourage you to complete our service location request form to assist us in getting a provider in your area as soon as possible Thank you for your understanding!

If you suspect that your indoor environment may be contaminated with mold, getting an AMEA or MESA test can help identify the presence of mycotoxins in the air and on surfaces. This can be especially important if you or someone in your household is experiencing unexplained symptoms such as headaches, respiratory issues, or fatigue. By getting an AMEA or MESA test, you can take proactive steps to protect your health and wellbeing, and ensure a safe and healthy living environment.

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow on surfaces in moist environments. Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by some types of mold. While not all molds produce mycotoxins, exposure to mycotoxins can cause a range of health problems, including respiratory issues, skin irritation, and even neurological damage. It’s important to identify and address mold growth in indoor environments to minimize the risk of mycotoxin exposure.

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