Moisture damages and dampness in buildings is a risk factor for respiratory symptoms and development of asthma. Diagnostics and care of the patients must be based on general guidelines, regardless of potential moisture damage in home or work place. No laboratory or other clinical tests exist that can be used to associate potential moisture damage to perceived symptoms of the patient. Buildings affected by moisture damages should be remediated, because it is likely to be beneficial to health of the occupants and other users and for the condition of the building.
Jussi Karjalainen (Chair)