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Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.

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

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
Molds in the Environment

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

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

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 21, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Indoor Environmental Quality - Dampness and Mold in Buildings

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.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 21, 2017
Mold Topic Page

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

Source: EPA

Aug 01, 2009
The World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould

This document provides a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents and summarizes best ways to identify and control mold.

Source: WHO