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Indoor Air Quality – Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Background Little is known on the quality of indoor ambient air within our office place, schools and even our own homes. As such, people take for granted that the ambient air that we breathe within our work and home environment is safe. Sources Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that vaporise at room temperature from […]

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Mould 1001

What is Mould? Mould is a non-photosynthetic group of eukaryotic microbes which form a large and diverse number of fungal species. Mould simply requires water and nutrients to grow. For energy, complex nutrients (biopolymers such as cellulose and starch) are broken down by enzymes into simpler nutrients which can be more easily absorbed. Hence, mould […]

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