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Mould Remediation Recommendations - revised

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Air, Biological Agents, Indoor Air Location: General, Canada

Excessive dampness and mould growth on building material surfaces and contents can pose health risks and should not be tolerated in indoor environments. The main goal of remediation is to reduce the risk of exposure to mould and to prevent structural damage; the underlying cause of dampness must be identified and eliminated or mould will reappear. Effective mould remediation requires the physical removal of mould growth and spores; even dead mould can cause negative health effects. Strategies must be employed to reduce risk to workers and occupants during remediation. Ongoing prevention is the most important concept in mould intervention; keep all surfaces in the home as clean and dry as possible to prevent mould from growing.

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Publication DateMar 18, 2014
AuthorPalaty C; Shum M
Posted by NCCEHMar 18, 2014
NoteUpdated to include literature primarily from 2011 to 2013