NIOSH Mold and dampness assessment tool

Until recently there were no detailed standards for assessment of mold and moisture intrusion in buildings. The first such standard was released by ASTM in 2014. The standard “ASTM D7338 – 14. Standard Guide for Assessment Of Fungal Growth in Buildings” describes minimum steps and procedures for collecting background information on the affected building, procedures […]

Dampness, Mould, House Dust Mites and Allergy

The risk of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic (hereditary) dermatitis is higher in damp buildings than non-damp buildings. However, dampness itself may have no or little direct effect to allergy development. Dampness only favours proliferation of biological and increased emission of chemical pollutants. A strong association has been found between exposure to visible mould and […]

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