Exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause a myriad of health concerns. Mold is a known allergen, irritant, and asthma trigger for many with the condition. It can also cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and some types of mold are known pathogens that can cause infections, especially in people with a weakened or suppressed immune system. Some types of mold even produce toxins known as mycotoxins.
While the presence of mold is ubiquitous in the natural environment, human exposure to elevated levels in the indoor environment can lead to health issues, increased absenteeism and employee turnover rates, decreased productivity, decreased property values, and even lawsuits in some circumstances.
In 2016, New York State's Department of Labor began enforcing Article 32 of the agency's new Mold Program. It establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessments and remediation.
To address microbial (mold and bacteria) concerns, VOETS offers comprehensive surveys to determine their presence and levels of microbial proliferation within a space. Sampling can involve air, dust, water, soil, materials, HVAC components, and other matrices. If mold contamination is found, VOETS offers remediation preparation and oversight, along with clearance testing services, to ensure the issue is handled properly.
- • Microbial (Mold & Bacteria) Investigations and Assessments
- • Mold Remediation Plans
- • NYS Mold Law Compliance
- • Preventive Programs
- • Foodborne Pathogen and Kitchen Sanitation Investigations
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