TITLE

One-Step Test for Early Detection of Decay

PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Journal of Environmental Health;Oct2003, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Billions of dollars are spent annually to replace the wood destroyed by decay fungi. Damage from these destructive fungi can occur even before signs of a problem are seen. Early detection is key to prolonging the service life of wood products. Researchers at Forests Products Laboratory have developed a one-step test to determine if decay fungi are present in wood. One can simply take a small sample of wood and soak it in the liquid provided in the test kit. When the liquid is applied to the test cassette, a color change occurs if decay fungi are present.
ACCESSION #
10912723

 

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