Excerpt from The A-Z of Mould (Part 1):
Most people know exposure to mould can have detrimental health effects. To minimise such effects, we need to clean and remove mould from the indoor environments where we work, live, and relax. Often Mould and Water Damage assessment reports take a holistic view of the building and the air inside, and talk about things like: mould or fungal genera; immune-compromising agents; water activity; efflorescence and CFU.
In this multi-part editorial we introduce some common terms and acronyms that may help you put together some of the pieces of a Mould and Water Damage assessment including:
- Aspergillus / Penicillium
- Aw (Water Activity)
- Dew Point