Building dampness and mold in European homes in relation to climate, building characteristics and socio‐economic status: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey ECRHS II

@article{Norbck2017BuildingDA,
  title={Building dampness and mold in European homes in relation to climate, building characteristics and socio‐economic status: The European Community Respiratory Health Survey ECRHS II},
  author={D. Norb{\"a}ck and J. Zock and E. Plana and J. Heinrich and C. Tischer and R. Jacobsen Bertelsen and J. Sunyer and N. K{\"u}nzli and S. Villani and M. Olivieri and G. Verlato and A. Soon and V. Schl{\"u}nssen and M. Gunnbj{\"o}rnsd{\'o}ttir and D. Jarvis},
  journal={Indoor Air},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={921–932}
}
We studied dampness and mold in homes in relation to climate, building characteristics and socio-economic status (SES) across Europe, for 7127 homes in 22 centers. A subsample of 3118 homes was inspected. Multilevel analysis was applied, including age, gender, center, SES, climate, and building factors. Self-reported water damage (10%), damp spots (21%), and mold (16%) in past year were similar as observed data (19% dampness and 14% mold). Ambient temperature was associated with self-reported… Expand
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