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Mold

Robert J. Geller

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195179477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864638 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0011
Mold

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This chapter discusses mold in schools. Mold frequently grows in schools and other buildings when warm, humid conditions are present indoors. Although people with allergies to mold can suffer adverse effects, the ability of mold to cause other human illness remains controversial and not well established. The two main strategies for managing mold are removing the sources of moisture and cleaning up the mold. The extent of mold contamination in an area will determine how extensive the remediation should be and how much it will cost.

Keywords: school environment; mold contamination; mold infestations; indoor mold

Chapter.  4124 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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