This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. This Guide was prepared by the U.W. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division.
This information is for people who have mold problems in their homes. It presents the health concerns associated with mold exposure and advice on finding and removing mold contamination.
|(Minnesota Department of Health)|
|Dec 2002||(Kansas State University Ag Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service)|
|Dec 2002||(California Research Bureau, California State Library)|
This is an update of our 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. Additional resources and documents are referenced.
Mold and mildew are simple, microscopic organisms that can grow virtually anywhere if they have adequate moisture, nutrients and appropriate temperatures. Depending on the particular mold or mildew, growing colonies can be almost any color from white to black. Most household molds and mildews are black, grey, or charcoal colored...