Recent Publications and Related Issues

On this page you can find information and links on mold-related issues.

Chew GL, Horner WE, Kennedy K, Grimes C, Barnes CS, Phipatanakul W, Larenas-Linnemann D, Miller JD, Environmental Allergens Workgroup. “Procedures to assist healthcare providers to determine when home assessments for potential mold exposure are warranted.” J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2016; 4:417-22. Abstract

Chow NA, Toda M, Pennington AF, Chew GL et al. “Hurricane-Associated Mold Exposures Among Patients at Risk for Invasive Mold Infections After Hurricane Harvey — Houston, Texas, 2017.” MMWR 2019; 68:469–473.

Coombs KC, Chew GL, Schaffer C, Ryan PH, Brokamp C, Grinshpun SA, Adamkiewicz G, Chillrud S, Hedman C, Colton M, Ross  J; Reponen T. “Indoor air quality in green-renovated vs. non-green low-income homes of children living in a temperate region of US (Ohio).Science of the Total Environment 2016; 554-555, 178-85.

Coombs K, Taft D, Ward D, Green BJ, Chew GL, Shamsaei B, Meller J, Indugula R, Reponen T. “Variability of indoor fungal microbiome of green and non-green low-income homes in Cincinnati, Ohio.” Science of the Total Environment 2018; 610-611: 212-218.

Damon SA, Chew GL. “Mold Cleanup Practices Vary by Sociodemographic and Allergy Factors,” Journal of Environmental Health 2020.

Gold DR, Adamkiewicz G, Arshad SH, Celedon JC, Chapman MD, Chew GL, Cook DN, Custovic A, Gehring U, Gern JE, Johnson CC, Kennedy S, Koutrakis P, Leaderer B, Mitchell H, Litonjua AA, Mueller GA, O’Connor GT, Ownby D, Phipatanakul W, Persky V, Perzanowski MS, Ramsey CD, Salo PM, Schwaninger JM, Sordillo JE, Spira A, Suglia SF, Togias A, Zeldin DC, Matsui EC.. “NIAID, NIEHS, NHLBI, and MCAN Workshop Report: The indoor environment and childhood asthma-implications for home environmental intervention in asthma prevention and management”, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2017; 140(4): 933-949.

Major JL, Boese GW. “Cross Section of Legislative Approaches to Reducing Indoor Dampness and Mold.” J Public Health Management & Practice 2017; 23 (4): 388–395.


Roberts JR, Newman N, McCurdy LE, Chang JS, Salas MA, Eskridge B, DeYbarrondo L, Sandel M, Mazur L, Karr CJ. “Integrating Environmental Management of Asthma into Pediatric Health Care: What Worked and What Still Needs Improvement?Clinical Pediatrics 2016: (55)14: 1271-1278.

Kawamoto M, Page E. “Notes from the Field: Use of Unvalidated Urine Mycotoxin Tests for the Clinical Diagnosis of Illness — United States, 2014.MMWR 2015; 64(06): 157-158.

Hurricane and Mold
Hurricane-related and emergency response materials regarding mold.

Fungal Disease Publications
Publications by CDC’s Mycotic Diseases Branch.

Institute of Medicine’s Damp Indoor Spaces and Health
Examines the relationship between damp or moldy indoor environments and adverse health outcomes; ways to prevent and remediate dampness.

Pulmonary Hemorrhage/Hemosiderosis Among Infants
Reports concerning acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage among infants …more

Safe handling of moldy materials