Molds and Moisture
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Mold Resources"A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"
está disponible en el formato PDF (PDF, 11 pp, 1.28 M)
Documento de la agencia EPA número 402-K-03-008, reimprimido el 2010 de mayo
"Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings"
PDF Version (56 pp, 1.6 M)
EPA 402-K-01-001, Reprinted September 2008
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has published: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings. The guidance includes a building inspection checklist and may be of interest to people working in office buildings, schools and other nonindustrial buildings. Find the guidance at www.cdc.gov/niosh.
If you are an environmental and/or public health professional, take the Mold Course "Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation for Environmental and Public Health Professionals." Designed primarily for environmental and public health professionals, the Mold Course has nine chapters; these chapters are further divided into smaller lessons. At the end of the course there is a voluntary knowledge test on the material covered. A Mold Image Library contains mold-related images in seven categories. These photos may be used for presentations and educational purposes without contacting EPA.
The "Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors"
was designed to help the healthcare provider address patients with illnesses related to mold in the indoor environment by providing background understanding of how mold may be affecting patients.
Find the guidance at http://www.oehc.uchc.edu/cieh.asp..
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Top Three Questions/Tasks
- Should I use bleach to clean up mold?
- How can I tell if I have a mold problem?
- What are the basic mold cleanup steps?
Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies
Emergency Preparedness at http://www.ready.gov/
Sometimes the power goes out after a flood. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off.
It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
|IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit - "IAQ Reference Guide - Appendix H: Mold and Moisture".||Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM) Text Modules: Fundamentals of IAQ in Buildings.|
|"Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers - Appendix C: Moisture, Mold and Mildew".|
|WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mould (PDF) (248 pp., 2.65 M) World Health Organization, 2009|
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