Mold

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An Approach to Management of Critical Indoor Air Problems in School Buildings [Finland] This study was conducted in a school center that had been the focus of intense public concern over 2 years because of suspected mold and health problems. Because several attempts to find solutions to... 05/31/1999
An Unwelcome Surprise. Advises schools on how to identify and handle toxic mold in their buildings. Addresses the extent of the problem, offers a four-step approach toward remediation, and suggests questions to ask when... 01/31/2002
Are You Building a School or a Liability? A Guide to Using Total Masonry Construction in Public Schools. Explains the value of total masonry construction in K-12 schools for the purpose of reduced life-cycle costs, safety, and mold resistance. A discussion of the importance of the building envelope,... 12/31/2003
Avoiding Mold Growth in Schools During Humidity. The focus of this article is on avoiding mold growth in schools during highdewpoint weather. In an unoccupied facility, the easiest means of doing this include closing the windows, heating the space... 01/31/2004
Breaking the Mold. Using the example of a Texas elementary school, describes how to eliminate mold and mildew from school facilities, including discovering the problem, responding quickly, reconstructing the area, and... 02/28/2003
Breathe Deeply. Discusses indoor air quality issues related to school gyms, locker rooms, and pools; explores ways to keep the indoor environment healthy. Includes discussions of mold and fungus control as well as... 04/30/2000
Breathe Easy. Examines indoor air pollutants typically found in schools and presents tips for controlling them. 06/30/1999
Breathing In. Advises on how to keep excess moisture out of a school building, how to remediate mold if it does occur, and how to evaluate risk in cases of indoor air quality complaints. 06/30/2008
Bugs, Mold & Rot Proceedings from a 1991 workshop on residential moisture problems, health effects, building damage, and moisture control. Issues addressed include the ideal relative humidity for the inside space,... 12/31/1990
Bugs, Mold & Rot II Proceedings from a November 1993 workshop on control of humidity for health, artifacts, and buildings. Document includes schematics, charts, and other illustrations. Topics covered include: humidity... 12/31/1993
Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers, Appendix C - Moisture, Mold and Mildew. This appendix from a textbook on indoor air quality in buildings provides background on moisture-related problems deriving from relative humidity, vapor pressure, and condensation. It includes a... 05/31/2001
Center for School Mold Help The Center for School Mold Help provides educational and scientific information to the public about toxic mold and sick building syndrome related to damp school buildings. The website includes...
Children Symptoms Before and After Knowing About an Indoor Fungal Contamination To describe children symptoms before and after an indoor fungal problem was publicized. Children attending one of two elementary schools (one with indoor fungal problems and one without) were... 03/31/2004
Clearing the Air: a Model for Investigating Indoor Air Quality in Texas Schools. Reviews a pilot project focused on indoor air quality assessment at a local school, utilizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program. Findings... 12/31/2001
Commercial and Residential Water Damage: The Mold Connection. Describes the problem of toxic mold in residential and commercial property resulting from excess moisture. Includes common sources of unwanted moisture, design and construction flaws, determining the... 11/30/2002
Correlation between the Prevalence of Certain Fungi and Sick Building Syndrome Presents results of a 22-month study in the of 48 schools in which there had been concerns about health and indoor air quality. Building indoor air and surface samples, as well as outdoor air samples... 08/31/1998
Damp Indoor Spaces and Health. In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine to review the scientific literature regarding the relationship between... 12/31/2003
Defeating the Drips. Discusses a holistic approach to preventing moisture penetration of exterior walls in modular school buildings, emphasizing the related topics of roof leaks and roof waterproofing, condensation, and... 02/29/2000
Desiccant Dehumidification Ensures Against Mold During Construction of Schools. This article focuses on methods of mold prevention during the school construction process. Keeping materials dry, and drying those that become moist, by contolling humidity levels in the structure... 01/31/2003
Detecting Mold in School Buildings: An Exercise in Biodiversity. A project was designed to introduce students to fungi in which students surveyed their school buildings for different types of mold. The students were able to make connections between structure and... 08/31/2005
Don't Let Mold Take Hold. Advises on totally mold-resistant wall installations. Typical areas at risk for mold growth are described, as are details of mold-resistant joint tape, joint compound, and paint. 06/30/2009
Dry and Safe. Explores ideas for controlling mold buildup in educational facilities. Topics addressed include source identification, prevention of standing water, carpet cleaning, and odor removal tips following... 10/31/2001
Effect of Building Frame and Moisture Damage on Microbiological Indoor Air Quality in School Buildings The effect of building frame and moisture damage on microbial indoor air quality was characterized in 17 wooden and 15 concrete or brick school buildings. Technical investigations to detect visible... 12/31/2002
Effects of Moisture Damage Repair on Microbial Exposure and Health Effects in Schools. Reports the results of an intervention study designed to show the effects of the remediation of moisture and mold damaged school building on the student health. Microbial sampling from indoor air of... 12/31/2001
Fact Sheet: Mold in Schools. Describes why and where mold can grow in schools, the health effects of mold, and how to manage it. Includes photographs and a list of additional resources. 12/31/2003

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