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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.113, No.5, p.314–318, 2012

Title: Moldy buildings, health of their occupantsand fungal prevention
Author: D. Mihinova, E. Pieckova

Abstract: Microscopic fungi are important biological pollutants in the indoor environment, they are spread generally: on building materials, carpets, ceiling tiles, insulations, any surfaces, wallpapers, or in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Molds are able to grow on any materials, as long as moisture and oxygen are available. Exposure to fungi in indoor environments (esp. in water-damaged buildings) can cause adverse health effects, such as allergy, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonia, mucous membrane irritation, different toxic effects, or even mycoses (in immunocompromised individuals) – alone or in combination. As serious adverse health effects could be caused antifungal prevention is an absolute need.
This review article summarizes the occurence of fungi in the indoor environment of buildings and their contribution to occupants´ health problems, and preventive measures against molds (Tab. 1, Fig. 1, Ref. 48).


Keywords: microscopic fungi, indoor environment of buildings, primary causes of fungal occurence, system of fungal prevention.
Year: 2012, Volume: 113, Issue: 5 Page From: 314, Page To: 318
doi:10.4149/BLL_2012_073


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