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adj. mold·i·er, mold·i·est
1. Covered with or containing mold: moldy bread.
2. Musty or stale, as from age or decay.

mold′i·ness n.
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Noun1.moldiness - the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldymoldiness - the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy
staleness - having lost purity and freshness as a consequence of aging
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Therefore, the US EPA, in conjunction with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, developed the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) scale [12].
His unwashed body odor mingles with the moldiness of the cavern.
Occupational exposure is connected with processing and storing of crops, feeding of animals, production of foodstuffs, raising of animals and production of animal fodder, composting, biotechnology, work in such buildings as museums, libraries, archives and offices which are affected by moldiness [16,28-32].
Meanwhile, Abdel-Nabi Al-Ghadhban, a researcher, said POPs are organic compounds containing carbon with chemical and natural properties which combat moldiness. Considered as another milestone in combating the adverse impacts of organic pollutants, the convention calls for government commitment to take measures to eliminate or reduce the releases of these chemicals into the environment.
Drying practices influence market quality, the development of flavour, final bean acidity, moldiness and the presence of off-flavour such as smoky notes in the beans [4].
Mycometrics ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) is arguably one of the best evaluation tools for the presence of mold in an indoor environment.
The EPA has already used the new sampling technology to develop an overall measure of mold contamination issues in homes that they call Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI).
The NIEHS analyzed the dust for the 36 different types of molds listed in the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI), as well as “endotoxin (a toxin kept "within" the bacterial cell and to be released only after destruction of the bacterial cell wall), house dust mite, cat, dog and cockroach allergens.” Following a second evaluation of the children at 7 years of age which included mold and aeroallergens skin prick testing for mold, 24% were diagnosed with asthma.
The UC-based team used the environmental relative moldiness index (ERMI), a DNA-based mold level analysis tool, to determine that exposure to Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus unguis and Penicillium variabile was linked to asthma development in the high-risk study population.
Blue cheese really gets to age--after several months of leaving it out in the open in special rooms or caves, cheeselovers get to savor the blue moldiness!
Bread or cheese that is moldy could be considered unsafe, and the attribute of moldiness is typically visible.
Dried figs range in many dark colors, depending on the variety and whether sulfur has been added to maintain color, inhibit moldiness, and strengthen the skin of the fig for preservation.