Mold Ins. Quiz 1

  1. When did (SBS) Sick Building Syndrome originate?
    Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) originated in the 1970's.
  2. What are favored means for controlling odors and contaminants?
    Favored means for controlling odors and contaminants is to dilute the indoor environment with outdoor air.
  3. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) how much of their time do Americans spend indoors?
    According to EPA (environmental Protection Agency), Americans spend 90% (or more) of their time indoors.
  4. What is Ventilation Efficiency?
    Ventilation efficiency is the ability of the ventilation system to distribute supply air and remove internally generated  pollutants.
  5. What is usually the main pathway and driving force for air movement.
    The HVAC (Heating, ventilation & Air Conditioning) system is usually the main pathway and driving force for air movement.
  6. What concentrations and periods of exposure to indoor pollutants are necessary to produce specific health problems?
    There is considerable uncertainty about what concentrations and periods of exposure to indoor pollutants are necessary to produce specific health problems.
  7. WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED WHEN REFERRING TO HVAC (HEATING, VENTILATION & AIRCONDITIONING) SYSTEMS
    • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) systems can include;
    • COOLING TOWERS
    • FURNACES
    • BOILERS
    • AIR HANDLING UNITS
    • EXHAUST FANS
    • DUCT WORK
    • FILTERS
    • STEAM/OR HEATING WATER PIPING
  8. DOES MOLD OCCUR NATURALLY INDOORS AND OUT?
    YES MOLD OCCURS NATURALLY INDOORS AND OUT. IT WONT BE THE PROBLEM IN EVERY SITUATION YOU ENCOUNTER, IT IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY ISSUES THAT AFFECT THE AIR WE BREATHE.
  9. HOW WELL OF A LEGAL STANDING WILL A HOME OWNER AVE IF THEY METICULOUSLY MAINTAIN THEIR PROPERTIES IF ENCOUNTERED WITH INDOOR AIR PROBLEMS?
    OWNERS WHO METICULOUSLY MAINTAIN THEIR PROPERTIES WILL PROBABLY; BE IN A GOOD POSITION LEGALLY IF THEY DO ENCOUNTER INDOOR AIR PROBLEMS.
  10. IN BUILDING RELATED ILLNESS (BRI) IS THERE ANY WAY TO CONFIRM THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF A MEDICAL CONDITION?
    IN BUILDING RELATED ILLNESS (BRI) SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA AND TESTING CAN CONFIRM THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF A MEDICAL CONDITION.
  11. SHOULD MOLD INSPECTORS BRING UP HEALTH RELATED TOPICS?
    MOLD INSPECTORS SHOULD NEVER MAKE HEALTH CLAIMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  12. WHAT FUNCTION DOES MOLD SERVE?
    MOLD'S PRIMARY FUNCTION IS TO BREAK DOWN DEAD ORGANIC MATERIAL AND RECYCLE NUTRIENTS BACK TO THE EARTH. WITHOUT MOLD, THE EARTH WOULD BE COVERED IN ACCUMULATED ORGANIC MATTER.
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Mold Ins. Quiz 1
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Quiz 1 - Mold Inspector Certification Exam
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