Resources for a Mold-Free Home

Part 5 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. The following table provides selected links with additional information on mold and mold contamination issues in homes. Sponsoring Organization/Topic Internet Web Site Address Aerotech Laboratories, Inc. -Indoor air quality testing information www.aerotechlabs.com…… Affordable Comfort, Inc. www.affordablecomfort.org…… Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online www.allergy.mcg.edu…… American Academy of Allergy, […]

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Methods Used To Mitigate Mold Hazards In The Home

Part 4 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. Guidelines for Mitigation and Personal Protection Common intervention methods reported in the literature for residential mitigation of mold hazards include: Location and removal of sources of moisture (control of dampness and humidity and repair of water leakage problems). Increasing ventilation. Use of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) […]

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Methods Used To Assess Mold Hazards In The Home

Part 3 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. In general, visual observation of active or past microbial growth, or measurement of mold in dust or samples of source material, can be used to establish potential for mold exposure. As inhalation is the primary exposure pathway for molds, air sampling for mold can also be […]

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Extent And Nature Of Mold Hazards In The Home

Part 2 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. Environmental and Housing Factors Affecting Mold Growth In indoor environments, mold originates from two sources: mold infiltrating from outdoors (e.g., through open windows), and mold colonization on the interior of the home. Molds can obtain nutrients and moisture sufficient for growth from water-affected building materials such […]

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Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home, Overview

Part 1 of Mold: Enemy of a Healthy Home. There are over 200 species of fungi to which people are routinely exposed indoors and outdoors. These include mold-like fungi, as well as other fungi such as yeasts (unicellular fungi forming pasty colonies) and mushrooms, which are characterized by the familiar fruiting bodies people think of […]

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