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MOLD-Cademy

This page is going to be your one stop shop for mold learning. Right now it’s a collection of useful links.

 

What kind of mold are you fighting?

The following links are to posts that were written specifically for those topics.

Are you a home owner or a renter? Are you or do you know someone who is dealing with a mold problem? If so, then these posts are for you!

Water Damage Related Mold

Types, Classes, and Tips to clean Mold

The effects of mold on health, its common varieties, and the cleaning techniques that you can use to prevent the growth from coming back, are all included in this post.

Mold in your home

If you own your own home, or rent an apartment or office, and you suspect or know you have a mold problem, this post is the one to read. What should you do if you have a small area infested with mold? What about a large area? Read this post and find out!

Mold on your clothes

Do you have clothes with mold spots on them? What about older items from the attic that smell like mothballs? Read this post and find out how to eliminate those horrible spots and smells!

Need Some Helpful Resource Links?

Below is a brief list of a few of the most useful links a mold battler may need. Good luck in your Fight with Mold!

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

Mold Resources

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), National Center For Environmental Health:

Questions And Answers On Stachybotrys Chartarum And Other Molds 

Federal Emergency Management

Agency (FEMA):

http://www.fema.gov  (search for “mold”)

New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology:

Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.

Facts About Mold

California Department of Health Services: 

Mold – Background

Mold Q & A

Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet: Mold in My Home: What Do I Do?

Indoor Air Quality Info Sheet: Stachybotrys chartarum (atra)

Health effects of Toxin-Producing Indoor Molds in California

Fungi and Indoor Air Quality

Bioaerosols and Green-Waste Composting in California (MS Word)

Misinterpretation of Stachybotrys Serology

Washington State Department of Health, Office of Environmental Health Assessments:

Is Indoor Mold Contamination a Threat to Health?

American Academy Of Pediatrics:

Policy Statement Toxic Effects of Indoor Molds

National Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies (an insurance industry resource site):

www.moldupdate.com

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA):

www.aiha.org

 

Do You Need Your State Department of Health Contact Information?

Below is a list of the state departments of health and their individual contact information that I retrieved from Vicki Lankarge’s book “What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Mold & What to Do About It.” Hope it proves helpful!

  • Alabama Department of Public Health

Website: www.adph.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1
Phone: (334) 206-5200

  • Alaska Health and Social Services

Website: www.health.hss.state.ak.us/
Phone: (907) 465-3030

  • Arizona Department of Health Services

Website: www.hs.state.az.us/
Phone: (602) 542-1000

  • Arkansas Department of Health

Website: www.healthyarkansas.com
Phone: (501) 661-2000

  • California Department of Health Services

Website: www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/
Phone: (916) 445-4171

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Website: www.cdphe.state.co.us/cdphehom.asp
Phone: (303) 692-2035

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health

Website: www.dph.state.ct.us/
Phone: (860) 509-8000

  • Florida Department of Health

Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/
Phone: (850) 245-4443

  • Georgia Division of Public Health

Website: www.ph.dhr.state.ga.us/
Phone: (404) 657-2700

  • Hawaii Department of Public Health

Website: www.hawaii.gov/health/
Phone: (808) 586-4400 or (808) 586-4442

  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Website: www.state.id.us/dhw/health/
Phone: (208) 334-5500

  • Illinois Department of Public Health

Website: www.idph.state.il.us/home.htm
Phone: (217) 782-4977

  • Indiana Department of Public Health

Website: www.in.gov/isdh/index.htm
Phone: (317) 233-8000

  • Iowa Department of Public Health

Website: www.idph.state.ia.us/
Phone: (515) 281-5787

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Website: www.kdhe.state.ks.us/health/index.html
Phone: (785) 296-1343

  • Kentucky Department of Health

Website: www.publichealth.state.ky.us/
Phone: (502) 564-7398

  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Website: www.dhh.state.la.us/
Phone: (225) 342-9500

  • Maine Bureau of Health

Website: www.state.me.us/dhs/boh/index.htm
Phone: (207) 287-8016

  • Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Website: www.dhmh.state.md.us/
Phone: (877) 463-3464

  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Website: www..state.ma.us/dph/dphhome.htm
Phone: (617) 624-6000

  • Michigan Department of Community Health

Website: www.michigan.gov/mdch
Phone: (517) 373-3500

  • Mississippi State Department of Health

Website: www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/index.cfm
Phone: (601) 576-7400

  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Website: www.health.state.mo.us/
Phone: (573) 751-6400

  • Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Website: www.dphhs.state.mt.us/
Phone: (406) 444-4540

  • Nebraska Health and Human Services

Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us/
Phone: (402) 471-2306

  • Nevada State Health Devision

Website: www.health2k.state.nv.us/
Phone: (775) 684-4200

  • New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Website: www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/DHHS_SITE.default.htm
Phone: (603) 271-4501
Phone toll free: (800) 852-3345 (ext 4501)

  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

Website: www.state.nj.us/health/
Phone: (609) 292-4993

  • New York State Department of Health

Website: www.health.state.ny.us/home.html
Phone toll free: (800) 458-1158

  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Website: www.dhhs.state.nc.us/
Phone: (919) 733-2870

  • North Dakota Department of Health

Website: www.health.state.nd.us/
Phone toll free: (888) 246-2675

  • Ohio Department of Health

Website: www.odh.state.oh.us/
Phone: (614) 466-3543

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health

Website: www.health.state.ok.us/
Phone: (405) 271-5600

  • Oregon Department of Human Services

Website:www.ohd.hr.state.or.us/
Phone: (503) 731-4000

  • Pennsylvania Department of Health

Website: www.webserver.health.sate.pa.us/health/site/
Phone toll free: (800) 222-0989

  • Rhode Island Department of Health

Website: www.health.state.ri.us/
Phone: (401) 222-2231

  • South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Website: www.dhhs.state.sc.us/
Phone: (803) 898-2500

  • South Dakota Department of Health

Website: www.state.sd.us/doh/index.htm
Phone: (605) 773-3361
Phone toll free: (800) 738-2301

  • Tennessee Department of Health

Website: www.state.tn.us/health/
Phone: (615) 741-3111

  • Texas Department of Health

Website: www.tdh.state.tx.us/
Phone: (512) 458-7111
Phone toll free: (888) 963-7111

  • Utah Department of Health

Website: www.hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/
Phone: (801) 538-6101

  • Vermont Department of Health

Website: www.healthyvermonters.info/
Phone: (802) 863-7200
Phone toll free: (800) 464-4343

  • Virginia Department of Health

Website: www.vdh.state.va.us/
Phone: (804) 786-1763

  • Washington State Department of Health

Website: www.doh.wa.gov/
Phone toll free: (800) 525-0127 (in state only)

  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Website: www.wvdhhr.org/
Phone: (304) 558-0684

  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Website: www.dhfs.state.wi.us/
Phone: (608) 266-1865

  • Wyoming Department of Health

Website: www.wdhfs.state.wy.us/WDH/index.htm
Phone: (307) 777-7123

Source: Vicki Lankarge. “What Every Home Owner Needs to Know About Mold & What to Do About It.” 102-108.

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