Mold needs moisture and a nutritional source in order to thrive—water leakage and paper-on-paper backed gypsum board offer the perfect substrate. Take away the paper, replace it with fiberglass and a source of mold infestation is removed.
Fiberglass-backed has already replaced paper-backed gypsum board in most exterior wall construction. With patients being particularly vulnerable to environmental threats, healthcare construction should follow suit.
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