about mould in ireland

What is mould?

Mould is part of a group of very common organisms called fungi that also include mushrooms and yeast. It is present virtually everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Mould may grow indoors in wet or moist areas lacking adequate ventilation, including walls/ wallpaper, ceilings, bathroom tiles, carpets, insulation material and wood. […]

Why mould in your home is dangerous?

Physical and chemical properties The word “mould” is a common term referring to fungi that can grow on building materials in homes or other buildings. Mould growth can influence air quality because both spores and mycelial fragments are dispersed into the air and can be inhaled. Their penetration into the […]

Black Toxic Mould Helath Hazard

  Harmful effects of moulds The type and severity of health effects that result from moulds exposure is widely variable among different locations, from person to person and over time. Although difficult to predict, exposure to molds growing indoors is most often associated with the following allergy symptoms: Nasal and […]

Ireland’s Mould Controversy

The issue of damp indoor air conditions is truly¬†a global one. Ireland is currently¬†in the middle of a controversy surrounding housing conditions for residents of Dublin’s Dolphin House flats. At a hearing conducted by the Irish Human Rights Commission last May, residents of the 1950s housing complex reported water dripping […]