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Mold Information and Resources

Molds and mold spores can be found almost anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. They are a ubiquitous, natural part of our environment. However, when excessive moisture is present in buildings or on building materials, mold growth can occur indoors.

It is not possible to completely eliminate mold and mold spores in the indoor environment. However, indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture, responding promptly to water leaks and providing adequate ventilation.

Here are some helpful resources on mold in the indoor environment:

General Information and Guidance

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Toxicology Program (NTP)

Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


American Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Institute of Medicine (IOM)

University of Connecticut Health Center

State of Virginia

Laboratory Accreditation Information

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Mold Cleaning and Remediation Guidance

Cleanup and Mold Prevention

Duct Cleaning

What You Can Do to Reduce Exposure to Allergens