Fungal contamination in indoor environments: risks for occupational health

This Fact sheet deals with the risk of exposure to fungi (for instance molds), a group of biological agents commonly available in indoor working environments. Fungi grow in presence of humidity and can contaminate the atmosphere through different sources, for example furniture and air treatment systems. Here, besides sources and health effect of exposure, some measures for preventing and managing the risk are briefly described.

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Contaminazione-Fungina (italian version)

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Further Information

http://www.osha.europa.eu/en/publications/reports
http://www.epa.gov/mold

Contact

Barbara Manfredi, Elisabetta Badellino, Francesca R. Mignacca
INAIL, Istituto Nazionale per l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro,
Direzione Centrale Prevenzione
Piazzale Giulio Pastore 6
00144 Roma
Italy
Phone: (+39)0654872055
Fax: (+39)0654872075
E-mail:  b.manfredi@inail.it e.badellino@inail.it f.mignacca@inail.it

 

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