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    Re: Canada Posits Mold Guidelines

    Posted by Sharon on 1/25/07

    MBobMean,

    That is a good doc! I would be willing to bet money though,
    that the following sentence will be misapplied within the
    courtroom:

    "Further, results from tests for the presence of fungi in air
    cannot be used to assess risks to the health of building
    occupants."

    Sharon

    On 1/25/07, MBobMean wrote:
    > On 1/25/07, MBobMean wrote:
    >
    > FYI, look about 1/4 to 1/3 down on the screen:
    >
    > ANNEX
    >
    > RESIDENTIAL INDOOR AIR QUALITY GUIDELINE
    >
    > MOULDS
    >
    > Physical and chemical properties
    >
    > The word "mould" is a common term referring to fungi that
    > can grow on building materials in homes or other buildings.
    > Mould growth can influence air quality because both spores
    > and mycelial fragments are dispersed into the air and can be
    > inhaled. Their penetration into the bronchial tree depends
    > on their size. The smaller particles penetrate deeper into
    > the lungs.
    >
    > Three features of mould biochemistry are of special interest
    > in terms of human health:
    >
    > Mould cell walls contain (1->3)--D-glucan, a compound with
    > inflammatory properties;
    > Mould spores and mycelial fragments contain allergens; and
    > The spores of some species contain low molecular weight
    > chemicals that are cytotoxic or have other toxic properties
    > (e.g. satratoxins and atranones produced by Stachybotrys
    > chartarum).
    >
    >

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