Bugs, Mold & Rot

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Proceedings from a 1991 workshop on residential moisture problems, health effects, building damage, and moisture control. Issues addressed include the ideal relative humidity for the inside space, contents, people, and other living things in a house; the best strategy for controlling humidity; situations in the house that contribute to the spread of organisms that cause disease; and the relationship between humidity, construction practices, and insect infestation; effective ventilation, how a ventilation system should be designed to provide effective ventilation, the connection between humidity levels and the health of occupants, and actions the federal and state government should take.
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