Mold

General Information

Date Added Resource Source
Oct 2013

EPA Molds and Moisure (new topic page)

http://www.epa.gov/mold/

This topic page provides extensive EPA resources, in English and in Spanish, on mold and moisture.

(EPA)
Jul 2009

The World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould (PDF)

http://www.euro.who.int/document/E92645.pdf

This document provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents. The review concludes that the most important effects are increased prevalences of respiratory symptoms, allergies and asthma as well as perturbation of the immunological system. The document also summarizes the available information on the conditions that determine the presence of mould and measures to control their growth indoors.

(WHO)
Sep 2008

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Dampness and Mold in Buildings

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/mold.html

This topic page provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health presents FAQs on mold including descriptions, remediation, testing and symptoms of exposure.

(NIOSH)
Jan 2004

Mold Fact Sheet (PDF)

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/pubs/fact_sheets/fs10.pdf

Information about mold including evaluating buildings for mold growth, sampling, and remediation.

(Oregon OSHA)
Dec 2002

Mold and Moisture

http://www.epa.gov/iedweb00/schools/tfs/guideh.html

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on and within wood, paper, carpet and foods. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

(EPA)
Dec 2002

Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm
(NCEH)
Dec 2002

Molds in the Environment

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

What are molds? What are some of the common indoor molds? How do molds affect people? Where are molds found? How can people decrease mold exposure? I found mold growing in my home, how do I test the mold?

(NCEH)
Dec 2002

Mold Resources

http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html

Introduction to Molds, Basic Mold Cleanup, Ten Things You Should Know About Mold, Asthma and Mold, Floods/Flooding, Health and Mold, Homes and Mold, Indoor Air Regulations and Mold, Large Buildings and Mold, Schools and Mold and Indoor Air Quality

(EPA)