WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould
EURO NON SERIAL PUBLICATIONS
WHO Regional Office for Europe
ISBN-13    9789289041683 ISBN-10    9289041684
Order Number    13400088 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     2009        247   pages
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When sufficient moisture is available, hundreds of species of bacteria and fungi - particularly mould - 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 mould and provides measures to control its growth indoors.