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CDC's Mold Web site provides information on mold and health, an inventory of state indoor air quality programs, advice on assessment, cleanup efforts, and prevention of mold growth, and links to resources.

Program in Brief

What You Need to Know About Mold

Cleanup and Remediation
Fact sheets from CDC and EPA on mold cleanup, removal and remediation.

General Information
Basic facts about molds, exposure, adverse health effects, and prevention.

Related Issues
Information and links on mold-related issues, such as hurricane-related damage.

Useful documents and FAQs about mold from various federal and state agency resources.

Key Resources

Damp Indoor Spaces and Health [PDF – 608 KB]
Executive Summary of Institute of Medicine report. Summary [DOC – 35 KB] Also see the Full Report.

Mold Cleanup Fact Sheet [PDF – 200 KB]
After a flood, mold will grow in your house.

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould [PDF – 2.5 MB]
World Health Organization review of scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents. Summary [DOC – 457 KB]