T. Hartmann
Bibliographic info:
3rd European Blower Door Symposium, 30-31 May 2008, Kassel, Germany

In all areas, concern is growing on the rising numbers of mould occurrences in residential buildings. A new survey has provided statistically reliable quantitative German data for the first time, according to which almost every tenth apartment is affected by mould. For 5.8% (around 2.2 million apartments) there was a connection between ventilation and mould. Furthermore, a significant correlation was identified between damp in the apartment and residents susceptibility to illnesses such as asthmatic problems and allergies but also to common colds. This confirms the available international findings.