Mould Index

Oreszczyn, Tadj and Pretlove, Stephen (2000) Mould Index. In: Cutting the cost of cold: affordable warmth for healthier homes. Spons / Taylor & Francis, pp. 122-133. ISBN 9780419250500


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“then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest, ‘There seems to me to be some sort of disease in my house.’ Then the priest shall command that they empty the house before the priest goes to examine the disease, least all that is in the house be declared unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house. And he shall examine the disease; and if the disease is in the walls of the house with greenish or reddish spots, and if it appears to be deeper than the surface, then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days. And the priest shall come again on the seventh day, and look; and if the disease has spread in the walls of the house, then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which is the disease and throw them into an unclean place outside the city; and he shall cause the inside of the house to be scraped round about, and the plaster that they scrape off they shall pour into an unclean place outside the city; then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other plaster and plaster the house.”
LEVITICUS 14 35-43
Mould is not a new phenomenon in buildings as the above quote from the Bible indicates. One of the main health issues often related to affordable warmth is that of mould growth and dampness in dwellings. This chapter reviews the current results of research into the causes of mould growth, proposes a mould index for dwellings and investigates the impact of fuel poverty on the occurrence of mould growth.

Keywords:Mycology, Mould Growth, Dampness, Fuel Poverty
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C220 Mycology
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G150 Mathematical Modelling
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
ID Code:26800
Deposited On:07 Apr 2017 08:31

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