Question by  Migs (51)

How is a mold count calculated?

In the summer, the weather report gives a mold count.


Answer by  BethBirder (232)

Mold counts are taken by equipment mounted several stories in the air. Mold spores are collected on a sticky surface and counted by computer, estimating numbers in a cubic yard.


Answer by  sabozeka (611)

Mold is collected in a Volumetric Spore Trap on a adhesive glass slide. The slide is put under a microscope and the amout of mold is counted


Answer by  John13 (186)

One way to calculate mold count is with a device called a Volumetric Spore Trap. As the trap takes in air, mold spores, along with pollen and other particles, are trapped on an adhesive-covered slide. After a set period, usually 24 hours, a lab tech examines the slide under a microscope, counts the mold spores and caluculates airborne mold concentration.


Answer by  eiryck (847)

Molds are counted using s scientific apparatus and calculation formulas. Mold spores are first collected from the air using a sticky rod and analyzed after 24 hours with the microscope.


Answer by  y3636363 (1380)

Well its just based on the humidity of the weather. They take the humidity into consideration because that is what causes molding.

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