Mould is microscopic fungi that provoke allergy by liberating spores, particles that are dispersed in the air, especially a the end of summer and in autumn. There are more than 100,000 species of mould and about 31 of these are the ones most commonly found in the home. The most widespread and allergy-provoking in Italy are Alternaria, Cladosporium, Aspergillus and Penicillium. They can grow both inside and outside the home, in conditions of high relative humidity (over 50%). Modern homes, in particular, being poorly ventilated and equipped with very effective insulating systems, favour the increase of humidity, creating an ideal microclimate for mould growth.
ADVICES TO REDUCE THE EXPOSURE TO MOULD ALLERGENS