Mold is a natural part of the environment and can be found almost anywhere that moisture and oxygen are present. Mold spores belong to the Fungi kingdom and are commonly found in moist areas such as soil, plants and dead or decaying matter. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead trees and other debris; however, indoors mold growth should be avoided. Mold can create problems in the built environment ranging from a simple nuisance to extreme health conditions and deterioration of building materials. This course covers the basics of mold investigations, reviews various remediation methods, preventive measures and includes numerous case studies of real life applications of these topics.
This is a 1 hour course.