Today we are going to look at mold in the home and its potential effects on respiratory health. Respiratory problems such as asthma often begin in the home due to things that cannot be seen and are not easily detected. One of these things is mold, which grows in damp places in the home and other buildings. A 2009 report from the World Health Organization determined that there is a consistent association between indoor dampness and mold in buildings and many types of respiratory or allergic health suffered by the building's occupants.
In this podcast we speak with Mark Mendell Ph.D. about this issue. Mark Mendell is currently an Air Pollution Research Specialist in the Indoor Air Quality Section of the California Department of Public Health and a Staff Scientist/Epidemiologist in the Indoor Environment Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.