Exposure to indoor mould has been associated with the following health problems:
- respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing
- respiratory infections such as aspergilloses
- allergic diseases, including allergic asthma and bronchitis
- unspecific symptoms, e.g., eye and skin irritation, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
The moulds most frequently encountered in indoor environment are Penicillium, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Ulocladium, Stachybotrys, Cladosporium, Acremonium, Mucor, Paecilomyces, Alternaria, and Trichoderma. These moulds are all known to cause different types of inhalation allergy. Some moulds such as Chaetomium, Stachybotrys and Ulocladium thrive under very wet conditions. Their presence in indoor environment is an indication of water problem.
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