Government Mold Information Resources

How can the Government Help with Mold Contamination?

When it comes to dealing with the problem of household mold, you may want to consider how the government can help you.

The government offers several different resources to individuals who want to learn more about mold and how to prevent and treat it.

Some of those resources include:

This website by the EPA offers individuals a host of information regarding household mold.

It includes sections on health, cleaning, and mold removal in schools. This is a great starting point for the individual who is interested in learning more about mold and what they can do about it.

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency

http://www.fema.gov

This website by FEMA offers important information that helps individuals understand the risks associated with mold and also health conditions that can result from mold exposure.

FEMA has extensive experience in dealing with natural disasters and the aftermath, which includes hurricanes.

There is a very high risk of mold developing after a hurricane and FEMA has several news releases on their website that detail steps that can be taken by anyone facing this.

  • The Center for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/default.htm

The CDC has an entire section on their website devoted to mold and how it affects individuals.

There are articles dealing with how mold develops as well as methods used to remove mold.

The CDC strongly stresses on their website the importance of careful handling when it comes to mold removal.

The information on their website is available in either English or Spanish.

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/

NIAID has a website that addresses many of the issues that those with allergies face.

Use These Resources to Help Yourself

Mold can be a strong irritant to those who suffer with allergies and this website provides information on dealing with that as well as asthma.

This is a wonderful resource for parents, as well as those who have children who are prone to allergy attacks.

Discovering that you have mold in your home can be devastating.

It’s important to have free and accessible resources available to you so that you can begin to understand the issue and how to effectively deal with it.

All of the websites listed above have contact information supplied and you can find that once you visit them.

Some also have a list of frequently asked questions which can give you some insight into how mold develops and the steps needed to remove it.

By visiting these websites, you will be arming yourself with the much-needed knowledge you need to conquer the mold problem that you have.

Knowledge is always the first step in defense so peruse the sites and absorb all the information you can.

It’s also wise to read the information even if you don’t have a mold problem because you may discover something that will help you prevent it so it never happens to you and your family.

Further Recommended Reading :

Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

19 Responses to “Government Mold Information Resources”

  1. What is the best source of mold data for the US by region? Are there any sources which give historical mold counts for various regions. I must move from relatively mold-free Boulder CO to a lower altitude and would like to have information to guide my choice.

    Thank you.

  2. i was watching that home make over show recently, and they said that men are more likely to get really sick from moldy houses? is this true? I have a friend who’s husband has been sick A LOT, and it sounds a lot like it might be from mold in their air ducts or something. but she is pregnant, and they have a baby, and they have not been as sick as often as the husband, which is why i was wondering if that was true, that men are more at risk?

    thanks.

    kylie

  3. Kylie -

    Thank you for your question!

    With all the research I have done, that is the first time I’ve heard that men are more at risk when dealing with mold.

    Ironically, it is pregnant women who are generally more at risk as well as the baby within her womb.

    Some people are more at risk to mold conditions than others but I don’t believe it has anything to do with gender.

    Here are some articles I would advise you to read for more information on the subject:

    Does Mold Affect Pregnancy?
    Dangerous Mold: Who is at Risk?
    Symptoms of Mold Exposure and Who is at Risk

    As far as answering your question though regarding men vs women, I have not yet found anything that advocates for it. If you hear anything else on the subject though I would be interested in hearing more =)

    Thank you Kylie and if anyone else has anything to add please comment!

    Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

  4. I just had black mold removed from my house yesterday. I am a low-income, 60 year old who does qualify for Low Income Energy Assistance. Do you know of any government assistance program that would help me pay for the mold removal and treatment? FEMA pays only if the mold was caused by a disaster.

  5. REFERENCE TO CONNIE .IM 55 AND I HAD THE HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DO WORK ON MY HOME ,I HAD MY AIR DUCTS CLEANED AND THE WORKER FOUND MOLD IN MY AIR DUCTS,THE HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DOES NOT HELP .IM ALSO LOOKING FOR A FIX FOR MY PROBLEM

  6. My husband and I also need advice. Recently we moved into my nieces brand new built home. I gave been sick since the first week. Everything in home is new even furniture. The fourth week into living here I became very! sick from mold that had formed from the bottom box spring up to mattress it is brand new! Store returned for another now four weeks after new one arrived MOLD again. Now I did an air test in that bedroom and Black mold grew in petri dish. Now what second new mattress is gone. Then found out in attic is a leak from roof very damp in here. Is it the builders problem to fix this mess?? Please help us..

  7. Is there any government programs that will pay to get rid of radon, i’m sleeping in my home and the test I had done was 22. That’s where I was sleeping. It’s 7.7 in the living room. I also have mold and mill dew, under the house. I haven’t felt good for 2 years, and now i’ve developed a hacking cough. I’m retired and have no one to help me. Do you know of anywhere I can get a grant that I don’t have to pay back???

  8. I am facing a problem with mold in the crawl space of my home covering the sub-floor. I need to get rid of it, but the contractor I contacted wants $5,000. to do the job. I can’t afford this. Have no way to raise the money and am looking for a grant of loan I can afford to get rid of the problem. Anyone have any infor on grants or loans? I can’t get a home equity loan.

  9. I have mold covering the sub floor of my home in the crawl space. I have a quote of $5000. to remove it, but cannot afford this. I need any help I can get to cover the cost – grant low cost loan, etc. This was caused by a sudden water line leak and the insurance will not ocver it. I am 72 and not able to work and only have Soc. Sec for income. Anyone have any ideas?

  10. Where are the answers to the blogs. I have a mold problem and need help. Are there grant programs to help with the removal?

  11. we had windows put in that were not correct and the company left town and our insurance isn’t going to help us with the mold removal in our bedroom I am so sick from the mold and have had est. for the removal I am 65 and have not been able to work because of 4 surgeries so no income in 3 years can not get unemployment because I am independent contractor can anyone help me thank you

  12. I am looking for assistance in old removal and restoration. I can not get the Insurance to help. Air quality in my home was tested at 4500 per cubic ft good to fair is 300-1050 If you or anyone you know can help PLEASE let me know ASAP THANK YOU

  13. I sever from asthma and diabetes. I have mold in my basement.I need help with removal I been lay off since May and just need help I do not have medical and can not afford to get sick

  14. Are there any government grants available to help take care of a black mold problem in one’s home?

  15. Are there any government grants to help clean up the problem in someone’s home?

  16. I suffer from allergies,I have a funny smell in my bathroom and bedroom. I have headaches and feel dizzy. I am scared to go in my house, I dont have anyone to help me I dont have money to pay for repairs or doctor bills. please help. thank you

  17. I was working in a camp up north in Alberta canada, and was exposed to stachybotrys mold in my room in camp for approximatley a yr and a bit and became very sick not knowing what was going on until the roof fell in in the room i was in for a long period of time while working up there,when the roof fell in exposing mold a inch thick in all walls and roof in room,even floor been seeing many doctors sinse,WCB in Alberta has not done anything for me in over three months now and are telling me this is probable do to cigarret smoke until this incident i barley coughed or anything i am looking for a lawyer to go after a oil company to get compensation for my ongoing medical issues i have pictures supporting what i am saying and all specialists and doctors i have showed them to say they have never seen anything like this before the mold is very bad kindest regards please help.

  18. I also found that mold in my crawlspace was making my children and I sick, even my cat! He suffered hairloss and respiratory distress. I moved into a rental house and am now facing foreclosure! Desperately need any advice about grants to pay for mold removal.

  19. Hi, my father has c.o.p.d and other health issues he’s 78 year’s old. He’s currently in a nursing home because of the mold build up in the basement. The foundation in the northwest part of the basement is leaking and causing the mold problem. I’ve tried to clean it but I haven’t had any luck. Its pretty bad!! We can’t afford to have it fixed are the any resources out there who can help us? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Vince

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