Advanced Mycotoxin Testing Solutions for Your Home

Why Test Your Indoor Environment for Mycotoxins?

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Molds Produce Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are toxic chemical poisons produced by molds. They can be airborne and stick to surfaces in your home, leading to various adverse health effects.

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Safeguard your Health

Mycotoxins are carcinogenic and can cause significant brain effects such as neurologic and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms.

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Take Control of Your IAQ

Inhaled mycotoxins directly access the bloodstream, posing serious health risks. Mycotoxin air testing can detect their presence and guide removal actions.

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Post Mold Remediation

Air and surface mycotoxin testing can confirm the effectiveness of mold remediation in removing mold-produced mycotoxins from your space.

Invisible Threats: Mold Spores vs. Mycotoxins

Molds 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, skin rashes, and eye, nose, and throat irritation.

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins, well-established carcinogens, can disrupt your central nervous system, potentially causing headaches, dizziness, memory issues, and much more.

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.

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U.S. buildings have unhealthy mold, and mycotoxin exposure risk is significantly high. Know your hidden danger with AMEA and MESA mycotoxin testing.

Introducing AMEA Mycotoxin Testing:

The Most Advance 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 quality 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.

Establishing a New Norm

Respirare Labs is at the forefront of redefining industry standards for mold and mycotoxin remediation. Our focus is on raising awareness about the evaluation of indoor air quality and surfaces for harmful mycotoxins. With cutting-edge mycotoxin lab test, Respirare Labs is dedicated to ensuring a safer indoor environment for you and your family.

AMEA & MESA Mycotoxin Testing Panel

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Upon Special Request
  • Upon Special Request
  • Upon Special Request

AMEA and MESA offer environmental mycotoxin tests for the most commonly found indoor environmental air and surface mycotoxins which pose a significant health risk, including Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins, and Trichothecenes groups. However, testing for DON (Vomitoxin), Zearalenone, and Fumonisin is available only upon special request, as they have not been found in high enough concentrations in the indoor environment.

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 quality 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.

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 Bowel Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Sjögren’s syndrome

And many more...

lungs

  • Asthma
  • Trouble breathing

And many more...

Creating a Mycotoxin Safe Indoor Space

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Prevention

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

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Early Detection

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

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Mycotoxin Testing

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

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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

Airborne Threat:

Our research reveals that mycotoxins, due to their water-repelling nature (hydrophobic), can become airborne by resting on water molecules evaporating from damp mold. This process is further accelerated by high humidity and warm temperatures.

Dust Carriers

Mycotoxins don't travel alone. Spores and dust fragments can also carry them when disturbed by normal indoor air movement.

HVAC Spread:

Be aware that your home's ventilation system (HVAC) can unintentionally spread and circulate mycotoxins throughout the building.

Inhaling Mycotoxins

Inhalation Risk:

Studies suggest inhaling mycotoxins might be more dangerous than ingesting them through food, but further research is needed. Inhaled mycotoxins enter the bloodstream directly, affecting organs like the lungs, liver, and brain.

Ingestion vs. Inhalation:

Unlike inhalation, ingesting mycotoxins allows the body to partially break them down before absorption.

Mycotoxins On Surfaces

Sticky Threat:

Mycotoxins are surprisingly sticky, clinging to various surfaces in your home. This includes walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, furniture, and even within HVAC systems.

Beyond Mold Growth:

Don't be fooled! Mycotoxins can travel. They become airborne and stick to surfaces far from visible mold, creating a wider contamination zone.

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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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.

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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.

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At Respirare Labs, we place great emphasis on upholding a clean and sanitized facility. Our team is committed to employing top-notch practices and techniques to reduce errors. With our advanced testing equipment and software, rest assured that the results you receive from us are exceptionally precise.