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METHOD FOR EVALUATING MOLD GROWTH ON CEILING TILE
Betancourt, D, T R. Dean, AND M Y. Menetrez*. METHOD FOR EVALUATING MOLD GROWTH ON CEILING TILE. A. Fox (ed.), JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 61(3):343-347, (2005).
A method to extract mold spores from porous ceiling tiles was developed using a masticator blender. Ceiling tiles were inoculated and analyzed using four species of mold. Statistical analysis comparing results obtained by masticator extraction and the swab method was performed. The masticator method was demonstrated as efficient for bulk sampling of ceiling tiles.