WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

Dampness and Mould

December 2014
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    5th December 2014
  • ISBN 9789289050135
  • Language Russian
  • Pages 270 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

When sufficient moisture is available, hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi—particularly mold—pollute indoor air. The most important effects of exposure to these pollutants are the increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms, allergies and asthma, as well as disturbance of the immune system. Preventing (or minimizing) persistent dampness and microbial growth on interior surfaces and building structures is the most important means of avoiding harmful effects on health.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence on the health problems associated with this ubiquitous pollution and provides WHO guidelines to protect public health. It also describes the conditions that determine the presence of mold and provides measures to control its growth indoors.