SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

November 04, 2009 05:00 ET

Universal Detection Technology Mold Detection Device to Protect Homeowners From Toxic Black Mold in Flood-Damaged Homes

UNDT Expands Biohazard Product Catalog to Equip Homeowners and Health Officials in Mold Detection Caused by Flood Damage or High Humidity, Preventing Serious Health Complications

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats, announced today that it is expanding its product catalogue to include a consumer-ready kit for the detection of black mold. The lethal toxin can make homes in areas of high humidity or flood-damaged homes inhabitable and cause serious health complications.

"The aftermath of Katrina exposed the widespread prevalence of black mold in flood-damaged homes," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology. "This easy-to-use product will equip homeowners in proactively testing their homes and remediate any mold damage prior to the onset of health complications," continued Tizabi.

The most serious type of mold in the home is of the "black" variety, a slimy greenish-black substance commonly found in damp, moist areas of walls, ceilings and floors. Houses that have been flooded are at serious risk for molds, especially in areas where humidity and temperatures provide the mold with the ideal setting to reproduce and spread before cleanup begins. The houses flooded by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are perfect examples of homes that have suffered extreme damage from mold.

According to a 1999 Mayo Clinic Study, nearly all chronic sinus infections (afflicting 37 million Americans) are a result of molds. Moreover, some medical studies show that the 300 percent increase in the asthma rate over the past 20 years is linked to molds. Black mold can cause cancer, memory loss and severe respiratory problems. Toxic mold is especially harmful to infants or individuals with diminished immune systems.

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Universal Detection Technology (UNDT) is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, UNDT in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bacterial spore detector that detects certain biohazard substances. The Company is also a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and antimicrobial products. For more information, please visit

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