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    Material decay and damage caused by live organisms.

    Can be beneficial, see The International Biodeterioration Society

    See a long article on This link was checked on Dec. 2006Wood Destroying Organisms (Sept 23, 2000) of specific pests, recognition, and characteristics of pest problems; and a table of This link was broken when checked on Dec. 2006Wood-destroying Insects listed Termite, Carpenter Ant, Powder-post Beetle, Old House Borer, Anobiid.

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    Related References (16)
    bio damage
    Bacteria, molds, and toxins in water-damaged building materials, by Andersson, M. A., M. Nikulin, U. Ko Ljalg, M. C. Andersson, F. Rainey, K. Reijula, E.-L. Hintikka, And M. Salkinoja-Salonen, 1997
    brown rot
    Biodegradative mechanism of the brown rot Gloeophyllum trabeum: evidence for an extracellular fenton reaction, by Kerem, Zohar; Jensen, Kenneth A.; Hammel, Kenneth E., 1999
    Biodeterioration of wood in houses, by Cooperative Extension Service - Clemson University, 1991
    brown rot, white rot
    Biotechnology in the study of brown-and white-rot decay, by Highley, T. L. and Dashek, W. V., 1998
    Controlling house dust mites through ventilation: the development of a model of mite response to varying hygrothermal conditions, by Crowther, D., T. Oreszczyn, S. Pretlove, I. Ridley, J. Horwood, P. Cox and B. Leung, 2001
    Development of safe repair methods for water damaged buildings, by Kulmala, I. Antti Souto, and Vesa M?kip??, 2000
    stone decay, no biodeterioration
    Different degrees of stone decay on the inner and outer walls of a Cloister, by I?igo, A. C. and S. Vicente-Tavera, 2001
    Field observations and laboratory tests of water migration in walls with shiplap hardboard siding, by Tsongas, G. A., Govan, D. P. and J. A. McGillis, 1998
    Fungal growth and survival in building materials under fluctuating moisture and temperature conditions, by Pasanen, A. L., J. P. Kasanen, et al., 2000
    Moisture damage in schools - symptoms and indoor air microbes, by Meklin, T., Husman, T. and Vepselainen, A., 2000
    dust mite cause allegies and asthma
    Moisture, organisms, and health effects, by Burge, H. A., H. J. Su, and J. D. Spengler, 1994
    by mold
    Predicting decay rates in structures: the effects of wood moisture content on decay rate, by Morrell, J. J., 2000
    microcalorimetry in measuring
    Studies of the degratation of building materials by isothermal microcalorimetry, by Wadso, L., 1996
    termites, news, general
    Termites from hell, by Lemonick, M.D, 1998
    microbiological contamination in Canadian houses
    The influence of house characteristics in a Canadian community on microbiological contamination, by Lawton, M. D., R. E. Dales, and J. White, 1998
    Understanding biodeterioration of wood in structures, by Morris, P. I., 1998

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