Mold in the workplace – Separating fact from fiction

Unfortunately, there are companies out there that would recommend expensive mold remediation programs when they’re really not necessary.   Get the real scoop on mold from health professionals.  The following can be found at that site:

The Facts About Mold

Introduction The Facts About Mold: For Everyone

The Facts About Mold: For the Professional

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Listings of indoor air quality consultants can be obtained from AIHA’s Consultants Listing, although AIHA does not recommend specific consultants. You can find the AIHA consumer brochure “How to Select an Indoor Air Quality Consultant” at www.aiha.org or call (703) 849-8888. Resources are added to the AIHA website regularly. Additional technical information is included in the following sources:

  • Field Guide for the Determination of Biological Contamination (stock #227-RC-96), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
  • Report of Microbial Growth Task Force (stock #458-EQ-01), AIHA, www.aiha.org
  • Listing of AIHA Laboratory Quality Assurance Program Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (LQAP EMLAP) accredited laboratories, AIHA, www.aiha.org
  • Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), www.acgih.org
    IICRC S500, Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, www.iicrc.org
  • Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (EPA 402-K-01-001), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/index.html
  • Draft Guideline for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities (especially sections I.C.3, I.C.4, I.F, II.C.1, and Appendix B), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), www.cdc.gov.

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