Chaetomium and Stachybotrys in water-damaged buildings

Birgitte Andersen, Anna Malgorzata Lewinska, Jakob Blæsbjerg Nielsen, Ina Dosen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Ruut Hannele Peuhkuri, Carsten Rode, Geo Clausen, Ulf Thrane

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Fungal growth occurs when parts of the building envelope get very wet due to unfortunate combinations of factors, e.g. thermal bridges/lack of ventilation, shoddy foundations/flooding or leaks in build-in pipes. Chaetomium and Stachybotrys are not as abundant as Penicillium and Aspergillus (Table 1), however, they may produce volatiles and microparticles that can cause health problems. They are common in wet walls constructed of wood fibre board (OSB/plywood) and gypsum board.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event10th International Mycological Congress - Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 4 Aug 20148 Aug 2014
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Mycological Congress
LocationQueen Sirikit National Convention Center

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