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Dr. W. Elliott Horner, Lead Scientist for UL Environment and LEED-AP

Original live broadcast date: February 15, 2018

Allergists have long been aware of allergens in residential housing including from furry pets, rodents, cockroaches and dust mites. As part of a series of new guidelines, an analysis of the health issues associated with dampness and mold was recently completed. This considers epidemiological and mechanistic information to inform the diagnosis and treatment of those affected by fungal allergens. Clinicians are offered a new tool to assess the need for a home inspection. Guidance is provided on clinically useful assessment reports including what should not be in a report. Some insurers are already considering the cost/benefit of this approach.