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The A-Z of Mould (Part 3) – INCLEAN Magazine

19 February 2018

Greencap’s Kevin White and Cedric Cheong return with the third instalment of the A-Z of Mould, originally published in the January/February 2018 edition of INCLEAN Magazine.


A-Z of Mould part 3 for INCLEAN Magazine


Most people know that exposure to mould can have detrimental health effects. To minimise risks, we need to clean and remove mould from indoor environments where we work, live and relax. Many Mould and Water Damage Assessment Reports take a holistic view of a building and the air inside, using technical terms such as mould or fungal genera, immune-compromising agents, water activity, efflorescence and CFU...

In the final article in this three-part series, Greencap experts explain .terms and acronyms typically covered by these reports, so you can take effective action to combat hazards, including:

  • Stachybotrys

  • Trichoderma

  • Ulocladium

  • Vapour barrier

  • Wallemia

  • Xerotolerant / Xerophilic

  • Yeast

  • Zygomycetes

Click here to read the full article


To speak with one of Greencap’s expert consultants about the benefits of conducting an Independent Mould Assessment, or for help in understanding a Mould and Water Damage Assessment Report you have received, contact your nearest Greencap office.



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