See also Glossary of Terms from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) — wiki.ashrae.org/index.php/Category:Term
Accredited Laboratory — A lab that has been accredited by a recognized agency to the ISO 17025 Standard.
Aflatoxin — A Mycotoxin which is known to be one of the most toxic naturally occurring substances which is from Aspergillus flavus mold growth.
Allergen — A substance such as mold or pet hair which can cause an allergic reaction.
Ambient air — Outdoor air or representative of a general volume of indoor air.
Amplification of molds — Any indoor scenario which may increase the concentration of molds such as moisture in a wall cavity or mold growth in an HVAC system.
Anti-fungal treatment — Any mold remediation activity which removes, disinfects, or treats surfaces contaminated by mold.
Asbestos — A naturally occurring mineral fiber used in hundreds of building and insulation materials. Exposure to asbestos is a known health risk for cancer especially due to occupational contact. Asbestos is a regulated material and professional removal using engineering controls is recommended in most cases.
Asthma — A condition of respiratory sensitivity when lung tissue swells in reaction to exposure to particles which irritate the small passages of the lung tissue.
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