Toxic Mold Resources
A compendium of toxic mold, fungus, and indoor air quality, internet links
Many people have asked for additional information on health issues, so here is a list of a few of them, for those who want to to wade through it. It is not in any particular order at this point, but like the rest of the site, as some order becomes apparent and I have the time, I eventually will try to organize this list.
For mold removal / remediation information and some recent articles, please go to the Tenant Health page where you can also find information on asthma, bed bugs, cockroachs, mice, pigeons and other pests.
The Cleveland infant lung bleeding Incident American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Vol. 99 No. 1, Jan. 1997, page e5
Alert: Mould in Workplace Buildings Ontario Ministry of Labour
Questions and Answers on Stachybotrus and other Molds Center for Disease Control
Mold in my home. What do I do? California Department of Health Services
Facts about Mold. New York City Department of Health
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, New York City, Department of Health
Moulds - Controlling Exposure is Essential. Construction Safety Association of Ontario
Sick Building Syndrome New York University, Medical Center
Mold - Vancouver Condo owners say CMHC knew about leaks CBC, October 5, 1999
School Air and toxic mold CBC Marketplace - Health and Safety, January 5, 1999
Fungi in Ventilation Systems Pennsylvania State University, Architectural Engineering and Biology Departments.
Toxic Effects of Indoor Molds American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Vol. 104, No. 4, April 1998, pp. 712-714
Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: A guide to recognition and management. Health Canada - Environmental Health Program (this 88 page PDF, Adobe, file is very slow to download)
Mold in homes Minnesota Department of Health
Health Effects of Toxin-Producing Molds in California California Departments of Health Services
Stachybotrys chartarum (atra) a mold that may be found in water-damaged homes California Departments of Health Services. Includes a description of possible health effects from exposure to this mold, methods to prevent occurrence and recommendations for clean-up methods.
Fungi and Indoor Air Quality
California Departments of Health Services. There is currently no testing method that can accurately determine whether an individual has been exposed to Stachybotrys toxins or spores.
Indoor Air Quality U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This document has information useful to all, including tenants and property owners.
Concise information on molds in the environment Center for Disease Control. Mold types, their possible human health effects, where molds are found and recommendations for decreasing indoor mold exposure.
Cleaning up water problems from floods, roof or pipe leaks, etc. University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Glossary of various fungi University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Pulmonary Hemorrhage/Hemosiderosis among infants, Clevelandl Ohio, 1993-1996 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report of its review and reanalysis of the 1993-1996 Cleveleand infant lung bleeding cases that brought Stachybotrys chartarum mold to national attention. CDC concludes that exposure to this or other molds was not proven to be associated with lung bleeding in these cases.
Full text of the Pulmonary Hemorrhage/Hemosiderosis report Center for Disease Control, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR, February 3, 1995: Vol. 44, No 4) (this is a 197k PDF, Adobe, file)
Commonly Asked Questions about indoor molds. Minnesota Department of Health.
National Public Health Institute, Division of Environmental Health, FINLAND: