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Danish Authorities Recognize Fungal Bioaerosol Technologies Developed by Mycometer


Authorities in Denmark issue new initiative to classify indoor environments that utilizes the Mycometer®-test to identify fungal contaminants.

In May 2011, The Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority published a standard for the classification of indoor environments. Currently, a mandatory inspection of the overall state of the building and a classification of the energy efficiency of the building is required. As a new initiative, a voluntary classification of the indoor environment is also to be included. This classification will be based on a new Danish Standard, “Voluntary classification of the quality of the indoor environment in residential houses, schools, children´s day-care centers and offices” (DS 3033:2011).

The new standard’s classifications are based on measurements and the evaluation of nine parameters known to impact the health of occupants. Features in the building classification system were developed by an expert group on the initiative of the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority. The parameters include:
• Mold & Moisture
• Ventilation Rates
• Carbon Dioxide Concentrations
• Thermal Conditions
• Radon
• Formaldehyde
• Particles
• Daylight
• Acoustics

“The selected method for the classification of indoor mold levels under DS 3033:2011 is aggressive air sampling to measure the activity of the enzyme β-N-acetylhexosaminidase,” reported Lisa Rogers, President of Mycometer, Inc. (USA), the company behind the Mycometer®-air test. “Enzyme activity analysis was selected for its ease of use, rapid analysis and highly reproducible results. This technology has been pioneered by Mycometer and is currently used by environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) consultants and professionals across the globe. We are pleased to see this new standard being implemented in Denmark and expect other countries will follow Denmark’s leading role in providing healthy indoor environments for their citizens.”

To learn more please visit Mycometer at, email or call (813) 831-6511.

About Mycometer, Inc. (USA)
Mycometer was founded in 1998 as a spin off from a research group at the University of Copenhagen. Today the company has offices in Tampa, Florida and Copenhagen, Denmark. The company develops test kits for the detection and quantification of microorganisms. Their Mycometer®-test and the BactiQuant® method are utilized by the indoor air quality, healthcare, food processing, manufacturing and water industries across the globe.


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