Mold

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.

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

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Mold Prevention Strategies

Aftermath of Hurricanes & Major Floods

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Clean up Mold Safely

Recommendations for protection

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Information: Facts About Mold

How mold affects your health

Key Resources

Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters
Guidance from CDC, EPA, FEMA, HUD, and NIH on safe mold clean-up after a natural disaster

Indoor Environmental Quality: Dampness and Mold in Buildings
NIOSH dampness and mold assessment tool for schools and general buildings

Information for Clinicians Helping Patients with Asthma, Other Respiratory Conditions, and/or Allergies to Mold After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2.65 MB]External
World Health Organization review of scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents.

Damp Indoor Spaces and HealthExternal
Executive Summary of Institute of Medicine report. Summary Cdc-word[DOC – 457 KB] Also see the Full Report.External

Page last reviewed: August 30, 2017