© 2011

Fundamentals of mold growth in indoor environments and strategies for healthy living

  • Editors
  • Olaf C. G. Adan
  • Robert A. Samson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
    1. Olaf C. G. Adan, Robert A. Samson
      Pages 15-38
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Olaf C. G. Adan, Henk P. Huinink, Mirjam Bekker
      Pages 41-65
    3. Henk P. Huinink, Olaf C. G. Adan
      Pages 67-82
    4. Jan Dijksterhuis
      Pages 83-100
  3. Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Brett J. Green, Detlef Schmechel, Richard C. Summerbell
      Pages 211-243
    3. Kristian Fog Nielsen, Jens C. Frisvad
      Pages 245-275
  4. Strategies – measuring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Bart J. F. Erich, Leo Pel
      Pages 305-334
    3. James A. Scott, Richard C. Summerbell, Brett J. Green
      Pages 353-379
  5. Strategies – remediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Philip R. Morey
      Pages 383-411
    3. Thomas Warscheid
      Pages 413-433

About this book


Today, indoor mold and moisture, and their associated health effects, are a society-wide problem. The economic consequences of indoor mold and moisture are enormous. Their global dimension has been emphasized in several recent international publications, stressing that the most important means for avoiding adverse health effects is the prevention (or minimization) of persistent dampness and microbial growth on interior surfaces and in building structures.
This book aims to describe the fundamentals of indoor mold growth as a prerequisite to tackle mold growth in the existing building stock as well as in future energy efficient buildings. It brings together different disciplinary points of view on indoor mold, ranging from physics and material science to microbiology and health sciences. The contents have been outlined according to three main issues: Fundamentals, particularly addressing the crucial roles of water and materials, Health, including a state-of-the-art description of the health-related effects of indoor molds, and Strategies, integrating remediation, prevention and policies.


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