Mold

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Jan 21, 2017
Mold in Your Home

http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/HealthyNeighborhoods/ToxicSubstances/Pages/mold.aspx

In indoor environments, molds can cause structural damage because they consume and destroy the material they settle upon.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 21, 2017
IAQ Tools for Schools

https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools

EPA's Indoor Environments Division has developed this Road Map to assist you in: familiarizing yourself with the IAQ TfS Kit; forming an IAQ team; and getting started down the road to IAQ success.

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings

https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-remediation-schools-and-commercial-buildings-guide

This document presents guidelines for the remediation/cleanup of mold and moisture problems in schools and commercial buildings for building managers, custodians, and others who involved in maintenance.

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/Cleaning-Flood-HVAC.html

The following recommendations will help ensure that HVAC systems contaminated with flood water are properly cleaned and remediated to provide healthy indoor environments.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 21, 2017
EPA Topic Page: Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies - Flooding

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/flooding

EPA cautions the public and all responders about the potential hazards of flood waters,and includes factsheets on drinking water and food and flooding and mold

Source: EPA

Jan 21, 2017
Medline Plus: Mold

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/molds.html

Links from Medline to information on basic overview, diagnosis & symtoms, prevention & screening, research and related issues.

Source: NLM

Jan 21, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Molds and Fungi

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/molds/

Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi. Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects.

Source: OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold

http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/wetp/public/hasl_get_blob.cfm?ID=2034

The outcome of workshops, presented here as minimum-training criteria, is intended to serve as initial guidance to governmental agencies, trade organizations, labor unions, and professional associations in the future development of mold worker protection training programs.

Source: NIH

Jan 21, 2017
Molds in the Environment

https://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?

Source: CDC

Jan 21, 2017
Mold Fact Sheet

http://OSHA.oregon.gov/oshapubs/factsheets/fs10.pdf

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

Source: Oregon OSHA