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mold spores in a petri dish Molds are fungi that are found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold can cause or worsen certain illnesses (e.g., some allergic and occupation-related diseases and infections in health care settings). No conclusive evidence exists, however, to associate mold exposure with a multitude of other health problems, such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts and supports activities to investigate the effect of mold on human health, to assist states in responding to concerns about mold, and to investigate concerns of employees and employers.

General Information About Mold

Protect Yourself from Mold
This written for hurricane and flooding issues and mold.

Mold: Environmental Hazards & Health Effects
Provides basic facts about mold, cleanup and remediation, more...

Molds in the Environment
Gives answers to Frequently Asked Questions about mold, provides recommendations for prevention.

CDC's Mold Program
Describes the accomplishments of CDC's mold program in the National Center for Environmental Health.

State of the Science on Molds and Human Health (PDF)
Provides the Statement for the Record before the Subcommittees on Oversight and Investigations and Housing and Community Opportunity Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives.

Indoor Environmental Quality (workplace)
Gives information on building air quality, ventilation, workplace hazard evaluations, more... Includes a NIOSH research database search on mold.

Identifying Mold Problems, Remediation and Cleanup

Mold Questions and Answers
Gives Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds.

General Cleanup and Remediation Resources
Gives links to resources on mold cleanup from CDC and EPA.

Moisture, Mold, and Mildew (PDF)
Appendix C of NIOSH/EPA joint document Building Air Quality - A Guide For Owners and Managers (PDF) provides information for building managers about identifying and correcting problems caused by mold and mildew, including factors that govern relative humidity, common moisture problems, and their solutions.

Workplace Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) related to Indoor Environmental Quality
Shows reports about NIOSH investigations to determine if substances normally found in workplaces have potential toxic effects. Several HHEs in this listing contain information on mold found in workplaces.

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