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Indoor Mold - Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts
This Sept. 2008 report to the Chairman, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, US Senate, summarizes the current state of indoor mold, its health threat and the response and needs of federal agencies.
Mold Basics for Primary Care Clinicians
This guidance is designed to help the healthcare provider address patients with illnesses related to mold in the indoor environment by providing background understanding of how mold may be affecting patients.
Source: CT DPT
Farmer's Lung: Causes and Symptoms of Mold and Dust Induced Respiratory Illness
Farmer ’s lung is a noninfectious allergic disease that is caused by inhaling mold spores in the dust from moldy hay, straw, or grain.This debilitating disease disrupts the normal function of the lungs, where oxygen enters and carbon dioxide exits the bloodstream