This is a great opportunity to ask, I’m wondering if air samples are worth any time of day? I mean, even a little bit.
My grandmother had testing done on her home. It had been water damaged, with the roof repaired, but not true remediation. I lived there for a number of years, but recently moved out.
I stressed that she get the ERMI test done, and she mistakenly thought that’s what they said, but that was not the case.
Some sort of spore sampling of the air, testing done through EMSL in Minneapolis.
I ask, because the test has been done, it’s too late to go back, and the results are interesting, showing levels of aspergillus, chaetomium, and others telling of water damage et capable of producing mycotoxins, according to the labs word.
The remediation company said the levels were not high enough to warrant any action, but... what do they know, right?
If the test has already been done, then do consider what it is telling you. Aspergillis is a major player in mycotoxin induced illness. So are Chaetomium, Stachybotrus, Wallemia, and Alternaria.
I know that Stachybotrus and Chaetomium have heavy weight and typically are not airborne, so if either of those show up in an a spore trap air sample, that's very significant. Good thing you moved out.
I second what Hoagie said. The only way to ensure your ongoing, current environment is safe from a CIRS illness perspective is to do the ERMI. I would also seek out a Shoemaker certified provider for treatment. Lyme treatment doesn't cure CIRS.
There are not a lot of certified providers around. They are scattered across the country. There are doctors who are not certified who try to follow his protocol. I used one of those. Didn't work too well for me, even though the doctor had contact with Shoemaker and other mentors. I'm very sensitive and a tough case. My doc wasn't knowledgable enough, and I didn't have much confidence in her abilities. She was practicing functional medicine but wasn't certified in that, either. She was an MD.