Abstract

This paper is based largely on an expert assessment on mould in indoor environments carried out by the French agency for food, and environmental and occupational health and safety (ANSES), within the national Action Plan on Indoor Air Quality. The aim is to provide an overview of the knowledge of indoor mould in France, to determine the factors influencing mould in buildings from an energy perspective, and to investigate the link with regulations dealing with housing construction and refurbishment. The purpose of the assessment is, ultimately, to make recommendations as to how to reduce the presence of mould in indoor environments.

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