HERTSMI-2 Score Calculation

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*Mycometrics is providing the following information for your convenience, but we cannot provide further information concerning your HERTSMI results or the HERTSMI-2 score. Please consult with your health practitioner.

A point system is used where a point (0, 4, 6, or 10) is assigned to each of the mold species by correlating the quantity of Spore E./mg indicated on the report to the point range listed below.

For your convenience, please input the amount of Spore E./mg for each of the five species from your report to the table below in order to have your HERTSMI-2 score calculated automatically by our calculator.

Mold Species Spore E./mg Points
Aspergillus penicilloides 0
Aspergillus versicolor 0
Chaetomium globosum 0
Stachybotrys chartarum 0
Wallemia sebi 0
HERTSMI-2 Score Total Points 0

10 points are assigned for: Units are in Spore E./mg
Aspergillus penicilloides >500
Aspergillus versicolor >500
Chaetomium globosum >125
Stachybotrys chartarum >125
Wallemia sebi >2500

6 points are assigned for: Units are in Spore E./mg
Aspergillus penicilloides 100-499
Aspergillus versicolor 100-499
Chaetomium globosum 25-124
Stachybotrys chartarum 25-124
Wallemia sebi 500-2499

4 points are assigned for: Units are in Spore E./mg
Aspergillus penicilloides 10-99
Aspergillus versicolor 10-99
Chaetomium globosum 5-24
Stachybotrys chartarum 5-24
Wallemia sebi 100-499

Interpretation of HERTSMI-2 Score:
<11      Statistically safe for re-entry for those with CIRS.
11-15   Borderline; Clean first and then re-test before re-entry.
>15      Dangerous for those with CIRS. Do not enter.

Disclaimer:
*HERTSMI-2 is a building index. We cannot provide guarantees that HERTSMI-2 scores under 11 are safe. To date, they have been but we must not forget that some individuals are extremely susceptible to inflammation from exposure to Water-Damaged Building. No one HERTSMI-2 can possibly show all areas of a given building.
*HERTSMI-2 does not replace careful observation of symptoms and lab results obtained following re-exposure.

Reference: Surviving Mold (2014), HERTSMI-2. [Accessed 24 May 2017]


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