Indoor mold spore exposure: characteristics of 127 homes in southern California with endogenous mold problems

Experientia Suppl. 1987;51:139-42. doi: 10.1007/978-3-0348-7491-5_24.


We are constantly being exposed to molds in our environment. Indoor mold problems occur after prolonged or chronic water damage to a variety of organic materials such as unfinished wood, jutebacked carpeting, wallpaper, books, cardboard, leather, cork, paper, wallboard, and wicker baskets. Mechanisms for spore dispersal (such as air currents or foot traffic on carpets) must also be present. The presence of these organic materials and dispersal mechanisms leads to significant increases in indoor spore levels.

MeSH terms

  • Allergens / analysis*
  • California
  • Climate*
  • Housing*
  • Humans
  • Microclimate*
  • Spores, Fungal*


  • Allergens