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

  • 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

  • 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, Health, and Strategies

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-14
    1. Introduction

      • Olaf C. G. Adan, Robert A. Samson
      Pages 15-38
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39
    2. Water relations of fungi in indoor environments

      • Olaf C. G. Adan, Henk P. Huinink, Mirjam Bekker
      Pages 41-65
    3. Fungal growth and humidity fluctuations: a toy model

      • Henk P. Huinink, Olaf C. G. Adan
      Pages 67-82
    4. The fungal cell

      • Jan Dijksterhuis
      Pages 83-100
  3. Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181
    2. Aerosolized fungal fragments

      • Brett J. Green, Detlef Schmechel, Richard C. Summerbell
      Pages 211-243
    3. Mycotoxins on building materials

      • Kristian Fog Nielsen, Jens C. Frisvad
      Pages 245-275
  4. Strategies – measuring

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303
    2. Moisture content measurement

      • Bart J. F. Erich, Leo Pel
      Pages 305-334
    3. Detection of indoor fungi bioaerosols

      • James A. Scott, Richard C. Summerbell, Brett J. Green
      Pages 353-379
  5. Strategies – remediation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 381-381
    2. Mold remediation in North American buildings

      • Philip R. Morey
      Pages 383-411
    3. Mold remediation in West-European buildings

      • 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.

Keywords

  • Healthy living
  • Mold growth

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Fundamentals of mold growth in indoor environments and strategies for healthy living

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

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-722-6

  • Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers Wageningen

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Wageningen Academic Publishers 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-8686-722-6Published: 18 September 2011

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Illustrations: 60 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Life Sciences, general, Plant Sciences

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eBook USD 139.00
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