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Useful Publications on Mold and Moisture
 
Indoor microbiome and indoor environment
Lots of great resources. click on the link to go directly.
California Dept. of Health - Statement on Building Dampness, Mold, and Health
CDPH has concluded that the presence of water damage, dampness, visible mold, or mold odor in schools, workplaces, residences, and other indoor environments is unhealthy. We recommend against measuring indoor microorganisms or using the presence of specific microorganisms to determine the level of health hazard or the need for urgent remediation
Microbiology of the Built Environment
A one-stop for information on molecular methods to investigate the microbes found indoors.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mold Resources
Introduction to mold, publications, images and much more.
California Indoor Air Qualiy Program - Mold
Information on mold codes, standards, legislation, health, remediation and research.
National Center for Environmental Health - Mold
CDC’s Mold Web site provides information on mold and health, an inventory of state indoor air quality programs, advice on assessment, cleanup efforts, and prevention of mold growth, and links to resources.
Mold in My Home: What do I do?
This is an info sheet providing basic information to people who have experienced water damage to their home. It describes health concerns related to mold exposure, and it also provides general guidelines on prevention, mold detection, as well as cleanup of mold contaminated materials.
Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contaminants in Environmental Samples, Second Edition
This second edition of AIHA's Field Guide incorporates the most recent findings and research that reflect prevailing occupational health and safety and industrial hygiene practices. Its nine chapters provide the most current solutions to problems facing professionals working with biological contaminants. This guide serves as an academic and professional reference.
Damp Indoor Spaces and Health
Damp Indoor Spaces and Health covers a broad range of topics. The book not only examines the relationship between damp or moldy indoor environments and adverse health outcomes but also discusses how and where buildings get wet, how dampness influences microbial growth and chemical emissions, ways to prevent and remediate dampness, and elements of a public health response to the issues. A comprehensive literature review finds sufficient evidence of an association between damp indoor environments and some upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing, wheezing, and asthma symptoms in sensitized persons. This important book will be of interest to a wide-ranging audience of science, health, engineering, and building professionals, government officials, and members of the public.
Health Canada's Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: A Guide to Recognition and Management
This document is a revision of an earlier version published by Health Canada and the Federal-Provincial Advisory Committee on Environmental and Occupational Health (CEOH) in 1995. The intent is to update the information and to reconcile certain practical aspects of the document with newer publications from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and other cognizant authorities. The purpose of this document is to assist front-line public health workers in the management of potential health risks associated with fungal contamination in public buildings.
Indoor Fungal Glossary
Fungal glossary with descriptions and health effects.
The Fifth Kingdom
Search through over 800 pictures and animations that help illustrate concepts found in the book The Fifth Kingdom. Some of the actual chapters found in the book and CD-ROM are also included on this site.
Building science and microbial ecology
 
Mold odor linked to asthma
Jaakkola group find a consistent connection between mold odor and asthma. In a letter to the Editor of the journal Chest, the results of three studies are summarized.

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