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Who Should I Contact for Media Inquiries?

For inquiries from the media, see EPA's Media contacts at www.epa.gov/newsroom/contact-us.htm

EPA Recent Additions

This page provides access to a listing of some of the recent additions and new materials made available on the EPA Website within the past six weeks.

Read "The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality"

How Can I Find Answers to Questions I Have About Mold?

  1. Use our Frequently Asked Questions Database
  2. Look through our free publications online

View Frequent Questions / Ask a Question

Search frequently asked questions or submit your own question or comment in our Frequent Questions Database. In addition to questions and answers relating to indoor environments, you may use this database to find information on any of our topic areas, for example, Asthma, Radon, IAQ Tools for Schools Program, Mold and Moisture, Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program, Indoor airPLUS and General Indoor Air Quality Issues. Incluido son preguntas y respuestas en español.

See a list of hotlines (available by topic)

Indoor Environments Division Administrative Office

Regular Mail Address:

U.S. EPA/Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Indoor Environments Division
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Mail Code 6609J
Washington, DC 20460

Courier Service or Delivery address:

U.S. EPA/Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
Indoor Environments Division
1310 L Street, NW 4th Floor
Washington, DC  20005

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Read "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"

This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth.

  • HTML
  • PDF (20 pp., 1.2 M, about PDF)
  • A press-quality PDF version for printing 20 page document suitable for a PDF-to-plate, full-color print process 6' x 9" document is available (PDF, 20 pp., 1.17 M)
  • EPA 402-K-02-003, Reprinted September 2010
Una Breve Guia para el Moho, la Humedad y su Hogar
"Una Breve Guía para el Moho, la Humedad y su Hogar"
  • está disponible en el formato PDF (PDF, 20 pp., 796 K)
  • Una versión de la prensa-calidad PDF para imprimir 20 documento de página conveniente para un PDF a plato, el proceso de la impresión del repleto-color 6' X 9" documento está disponible (PDF, 20 pp., 1.17 M)
  • Documento de la agencia EPA número 402-K-03-008
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If you are a building manager, custodian, or other person responsible for commercial building and school maintenance, Read "Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings"

This document presents guidelines for the remediation/cleanup of mold and moisture problems in schools and commercial buildings; these guidelines include measures designed to protect the health of building occupants and remediators. It has been designed primarily for building managers, custodians, and others who are responsible for commercial building and school maintenance. It should serve as a reference for potential mold and moisture remediators. Using this document, individuals with little or no experience with mold remediation should be able to make a reasonable judgment as to whether the situation can be handled in-house. It will help those in charge of maintenance to evaluate an in-house remediation plan or a remediation plan submitted by an outside contractor. Contractors and other professionals who respond to mold and moisture situations in commercial buildings and schools may also want to refer to these guidelines.

How to Order Publications

You can order Indoor Air Quality publications from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Website: www.epa.gov/nscep
Phone: 1-800-490-9198
Fax: (301) 604-3408
Email: nscep@bps-lmit.com

NSCEP operates a Toll-free phone service for EPA Publication Assistance with live customer service representative assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm eastern time. Voice Mail is available after operating hours. You can fax or e-mail your publication requests. For technical assistance with NSCEP web pages, write to:nscep_nepis.tech@epa.gov. Please use the EPA Document Number, which is usually bolded or highlighted, when ordering from NSCEP.

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