Indoor Environmental Pollution Associated with Floods and Dampness

  • Kenichi Azuma
  • Ikuko Bamba


In the areas close to watersheds, ambient humidity is likely to be high. Elevated humidity and increased indoor mold growth may occur in homes in such areas. Because of climate change, more frequent and extreme precipitation events may be expected in future, along with increased flooding. Localized torrential downpours can cause serious flooding along rivers and other waterways. This chapter describes the health effects of flooding and the impacts of dampness and mold on residents’ health.


Dampness Flooding Health effect Humidity Mold 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of MedicineKindai UniversityOsakasayama/OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Gakugei UniversityKoganei-shi/TokyoJapan

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