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
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.” Sci Total Environ. online ahead of print
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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.
- Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods. MMWR June 9, 2006; 55(RR08):1-27.
How to limit exposure to mold and identify and prevent mold-related health effects after major hurricanes and floods.
- Mold After a Disaster
FAQs and Emergency Preparedness and Response resources for flood-damaged homes.
- Health Concerns Associated with Mold in Water-Damaged Homes After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — New Orleans Area, Louisiana, October 2005. MMWR January 20, 2006;55(02):41-44.
Report: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused extensive mold damage in buildings.
- Population-Specific Recommendations for Protection From Exposure to Mold in Buildings Flooded After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, by Specific Activity and Risk Factor [PDF – 487 KB]
Guidelines and chart showing how people particularly sensitive to mold can protect themselves.
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.
Safe handling of moldy materials
- Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute advice on safe handling of moldy textiles.
- Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute advice on safe removal of mold and other stains.
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- Page last updated: August 29, 2017
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