Indoor Air Cartoon Journal, July 2018, Volume 1, #17
Mold should never be allowed in an indoor environment. Mold presence would increase the probability of building occupants’ exposure to it. The higher the probability of exposure, the higher the probability of mold intake to the human body. The severity of the adverse health effects resulting from mold exposure and intake will depend on the vulnerability of the occupant exposed. Possible medical health effects include asthma, allergic rhinitis, and bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sinusitis, and many more. What does this information mean to policymakers and people responsible for delivering energy and healthy indoor environment, especially that of the building? How should the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of building be done to keep mold at bay?
Do you want to know more about this topic? Read Bush et al. (2006) paper.