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Facts About Mold - NYC Dept. of Health, Bureau of Environmental Investigations

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mold in My Home: What Do I Do? - California Dept. of Health Services

Is Indoor Mold Contamination a Threat to Health? - Washington State Dept. of Health  

State of the Science on Molds and Human Health - (pdf) statement before Congress of Stephen C. Redd, M.D., Chief, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC

Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds - CDC National Center for Environmental Health

Indoor Air Quality Branch homepage - Texas Dept. of Health

Stachybotrys : A mold that may be found in water-damaged homes - California Dept. of Health Services

Toxic Effects of Indoor Molds – Policy Statement of American Academy of Pediatrics (RE9736)

Invisible Killers - episode of CBS news program 48 Hours about mold  

Ed McMahon: ‘Death Mold’ Killed My Dog - story from ABC News

A Spreading Home Health Hazard - story from CBS News

Can the Mold in your House Kill You? - story from USA Weekend

Mold in Schools: a health alert - story from USA Weekend

Is Your Office Killing You? - from Business Week

Mold Allergy / Airborne Allergens - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Got MOLD? - from Univ of Minnesota, Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety

Fungi & Indoor Air Quality - California Environmental Health Investigations Branch   

Stachybotrys: Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Hemdosiderosis in Infants  - Case Western Reserve Univ. Info about the study linking mold to bleeding lungs and deaths in infants.

Hidden Fungi Found in Buildings - pictures from Univ of Minnesota, Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety

Controlling Mold Growth in the Home - (pdf) Kansas State University

Indoor Molds State-of-Knowledge - Caoimhín P. Connell's discussion of mold and health effects. Includes many footnoted references to the scientific literature concerning health effects 

 

Advocacy / Support / Information Clearinghouses


ToxicMoldUSA


 

ToxicMoldSurvivors.com

Sickbuildings eGroup - message \ discussion board from eGroups (free registration required) 

Guidelines For Selecting An Indoor Air Quality Consultant - modified from Operation Outreach, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Hiring Professional Assistance to Solve an IAQ Problem - modified from Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers, NIOSH Publication 91-114.

Hiring Professional Assistance - modified from Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools: IAQ Coordinator's Guide EPA Publication 402-K-95-001

 

Insurance / Legal

Policy Holders of America - Melinda Ballard is the president of this organization established to protect the rights of insurance policy holders

Texas Department of Insurance Announces Decision on Future Coverage of Mold Claims - Texas Watch Online

Potential Health and Safety Implications of the Texas Department of Insurance's Restructuring of Residential Property Insurance Plans - (pdf) Texas Institute for the Indoor Environment, University of Texas at Austin

Toxic Mold Update - information clearinghouse from The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Toxic Torts Chatboard - from ToxLaw.com 

Toxic Mold Resources - from the Heindl Law Firm

The Mold Issue - links and resources from the Van Wyhe Group

Mold & Mildew: A Creeping Catastrophe - article from Claims Magazine

Sick Building Syndrome -  article from Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel

 

Investigations, Sampling Protocols, Reference

EPA's Indoor Air Quality Page    

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments -NYC Dept of Health

Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: A guide to recognition and management - (Adobe Acrobat format, 517KB) from Health Canada

Protocols For Investigation Of Indoor Fungal Amplifiers - Dr. Richard C. Summerbell, Univ. of Toronto. He was on the panel that drafted the "Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings" document.

Sampling Methodology for Fungal Bioaerosols  - Dr. Richard C. Summerbell, Univ. of Toronto. He was on the panel that drafted the "Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings" document.

Indoor Fungal Concentrations - Caoimhín P. Connell's discussion of aerobiological sampling and interpretations, including the argument that multiple samples per room are required for statistical validity.

Investigation and Interpretation of Results - University of Minnesota Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety

Expert Panel on Fungal Contamination Indoors - McMaster Institute of Environment and Health, McMaster University, under the auspices of the Ontario Ministry of Health

Indoor Molds State-of-Knowledge - Caoimhín P. Connell's discussion of mold and health effects. Includes many footnoted references to the scientific literature concerning health effects.

Airborne Fungal Glossary - University of Minnesota Dept. of Environmental Health and Safety

Fungal Descriptions - Doctor Fungus

Fungal Descriptions - Mycology Online

Medical Mycology - Univ. of Texas Medical Branch

 

Other Lists of Resources

EPA Mold Resources

California Indoor Air Quality Program - Mold Links 

IAQ News and Links - International Union of Operating Engineers

 

Professional Organizations

Indoor Air Quality Association

Indoor Air Quality Association of Texas

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO)

 

 

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