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My home is making me sick! Implications of poor indoor environment quality on mould growth

Arianna Brambilla, Christhina Candido, Ozgur Gocer

1st International Conference on Moisture in Buildings 2021 | ScienceOpen | Published : 2021


It is estimated that 1 in 3 Australian homes displays excessive dampness and mould proliferation, representing a significant threat to human health (physical and psychological). This study aims to provide a snapshot of the current indoor air quality of Australian residential buildings regarding air pollutants and biological growth via a case study. Monitoring results indicate that buildings with a high concentration of fungal spores are also more likely to present poor indoor air quality levels, high concentrations of particulate matters (PM10 and PM2.5) and CO2. Further, it suggests that the extensive mould damage may go inviable for too long posing a significant health hazard on people. Th..

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