The Key to Mold Control is Moisture Control
If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture. Learn more about mold and moisture control.
Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem, unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
In the Spotlight
- Learn about state and local laws that apply to IAQ conditions in rental properties. Visit Environmental Law Institute’s Indoor Air Quality in Rental Dwellings and Indoor Air Quality Guide for Tenants.
- The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recently released Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool for Schools and General Buildings.
Some products have been recalled for mold problems. Check SaferProducts.gov, the Publicly Available Consumer Product Safety Information Database website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Resources for Health Professionals
Schools and Commercial Buildings