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Air Pollution and Respiratory Health – studies indoor and outdoor air pollution to prevent environmental-related respiratory illnesses

Indoor Environmental Air Quality – quality of the air in an office or other building environment

Mold – information about mold and health

Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods MMWR – information on how to limit exposure to mold and how to identify and prevent mold-related health effects

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings – information on outbreaks of building-related respiratory disease; recommendations on identification, response, and prevention

Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Graduates

These reports were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more reports search the EPHLI fellow projects page.

A New Perspective on a Moldy Issue: How Can Mold in Rental Units Be Addressed? [PDF - 277 KB]

Building Local Capacity to Respond to Indoor Mold Problems and Health Complaints [DOC - 654 KB]

Why Is the City of Philadelphia’s Mold Regulation Inadequate? [DOC - 418 KB]

Links to information from outside CDC

Controlling and Preventing Household Mold and Moisture Problems [PDF - 312 KB] (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) – report to Congress describing ongoing and recently completed residential mold- and moisture-related work

Creating A Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes [PDF - 2.7 MB] (National Center for Healthy Housing) – guidance on cleaning up after a flood including mold remediation

Facts About Mold (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) – information on mold and guidelines for assessment and remediation

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) – guidance on environmental assessment, visual inspection, sampling, remediation, worker training, and cleaning methods for mold

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – program to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through the voluntary adoption of sound indoor air quality management practices

Major Flood Damage and Mold: How to Make Repairs Safely and Effectively [PDF - 210 KB] (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) – information about mold in flood damaged homes

Mold and Moisture in Homes (Minnesota Department of Health) – information on problems associated with mold, health concerns associated with mold exposure, and advice on finding and removing mold contamination

Molds and Moisture (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) – information about mold

Mold in My Home—What Do I Do? [PDF - 167 KB] (California Department of Health Services) – indoor air quality information sheet on mold

NIEHS Mold Remediation Guidance (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) – guidance document for small-scale mold clean-up and treatment of flooded or water-damaged homes

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