CDC’s Mold Web site

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.

Program in Brief

What You Need to Know About Mold

Cleanup and Remediation
Fact sheets from CDC and EPA on mold cleanup, removal and remediation.

General Information
Basic facts about molds, exposure, adverse health effects, and prevention.

Related Issues
Information and links on mold-related issues, such as hurricane-related damage.

Partner Resources
Useful documents and FAQs about   from various federal and state agency resources.

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    Mold Prevention Strategies Aftermath of Hurricanes & Major Floods
  • a breathing mask
    Clean up Mold Safely Recommendations for protection
  • mold cultures
  • Information: Facts About Mold
  • How mold affects your health

Key Resources

Damp Indoor Spaces and Health
Executive Summary of Institute of Medicine report. Summary[DOC – 457 KB] Also see the Full Report.

Information for Clinicians Helping Patients with Asthma, Other Respiratory Conditions, and/or Allergies to Mold After a Hurricane or Other Tropical Storm

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Dampness and Mold[PDF – 2.65 MB]
World Health Organization review of scientific evidence on health problems associated with building moisture and biological agents. Summary[DOC – 457 KB