Mold

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Five Ways to Prevent Mold in Flooring and Carpets. Describes these five simple ways to prevent mold: 1) Design buildings with roof overhangs. 2) Install wall board 1/4 inch off of the floor. 3) Make sure concrete is thoroughly dry before installing... 07/31/2004
Five Ways to Prevent Mold in Flooring and Carpets. Discusses five simple ways to prevent mold: 1) Design roofs with overhangs. 2)Install wall board 1/4 inch above the floor. 3)Make sure all concrete is dry before installing flooring. 4) Keep indoor... 06/30/2004
Fungal Contamination of Elementary Schools: A New Environmental Hazard. Reports on a study testing two Connecticut public school for mold, with the standard for a healthy indoor environment being total mold spore counts lower than 1,000 spores/m3. The health impact of... 01/31/2003
Fungi Aren't Fun: Mold Growth Needs to Be Limited in Roof Systems Occupied buildings with interior moisture sources, such as schools, can generate water vapor, which must dissipate or be ventilated so that it does not accumulate and become a mold source. This... 02/29/2004
Getting Rid of Mold. Describes the professional mold remediation process that was performed at Lane Community College in Oregon. 02/28/2003
Getting the Mold Out. Discusses how primary air systems for school climate control can help reduce maintenance costs, offer lower initial cost, provide good indoor air quality, and work for all schools undergoing... 03/31/2001
Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors. Explains the current understanding of the relationship between mold exposure and illness, approaches to diagnosis, approaches to environmental assessment, and strategies for clinical management and... 09/29/2004
Guide to Molds at School. Asserting that molds growing in schools can be harmful to children's health and learning, this guide offers information about the issue. It provides an overview of the basics, then addresses... 11/30/2002
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments. This guidance document addresses mold contamination of building components (walls, ventilation systems, support beams, etc.) that are chronically moist or water damaged. Asserts that prompt... 12/31/2001
Health Effects of Mold Exposure in Public Schools. This paper profiles the impact of mold exposure on the health of students, teachers, and staff in two public elementary schools in Connecticut, and explains how the air quality in each school was... 10/31/2002
Healthy Learning. Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to help maintain a healthy indoor environment: proper flooring, sanitary washrooms, consistent maintenance, indoor air quality, preventing mold,... 12/31/2002
Healthy Schools: Lessons for a Clean Educational Environment. Helps school employees and parents recognize potential environmental health issues at schools, both indoors and outdoors. It includes basic information about mold, radon, VOCs, ventilation, asbestos... 12/31/2007
Humidity Control in Minnesota Schools. Offers guidance to help school building managers and operators understand the process of moisture management. It explains why controlling humidity is important and what settings to choose. It also... 09/30/2005
HVAC Systems and Mold A variety of factors can contribute to the growth of mold in facilities, but one all-too-common culprit is HVAC equipment. The HVAC system, including piping and drain pans, can be sources of mold... 05/31/2005
IAQ Reference Guide. Appendix H - Mold and Moisture Tips on identifying and correcting common mold and moisture issues including the following topics: Condensation, Relative Humidity, and Vapor Pressure; Taking Steps to Reduce Moisture and Mold; Vapor... 12/31/2011
IAQ Tools for Schools: Managing Asthma in the School Environment. This manual provides tips on improving indoor air quality within the school environment by removing the elements that trigger asthma attacks in children, and presents a list of organizations where... 03/31/2000
Identifying and Treating Environmental Hazards. Advises on identification, analysis, abatement, and remediation of asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold. 02/01/2008
Impacts of Building Dampness on Indoor Air Quality. Discusses the effect of indoor humidity on mold, bacteria, and house dust mites. Thirteen recent studies are summarized. 12/31/2008
Indoor Air Microbes and Respiratory Symptoms of Children in Moisture Damaged and Reference Schools. Microbial indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms of children were studied in 24 schools with visible moisture and mold problems, and in eight non-damaged schools. School buildings of concrete/... 08/31/2002
Indoor Air Pollutants, Limited Resource Households and Childcare Facilities. Presents findings from an indoor air quality study of homes and childcare facilities in nonmetropolitan counties of New York State. Specific pollutants examined were lead, radon, carbon monoxide,... 12/31/2001
Indoor Air Quality. Tools for Schools. [With Videotape]. This kit contains materials to assist a school indoor air quality (IAQ) coordinator in conducting a school IAQ program. Along with the IAQ coordinator's guide, the kit contains IAQ coordinator... 11/30/2000
Indoor Molds, Bacteria, Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds and Plasticizers in Schools – Associations with Asthma and Respiratory Symptoms in Pupils. 03/31/2007
Interim Report of the 2002 Fall Term Grand Jury on School Board Construction. Reports on attempts to fix certain Broward County schools built from 1987-1996. Several school were built in rapid succession during this period, using four faulty prototype designs that were not... 12/31/2001
Investigating and Diagnosing Moisture Problems. Water comes in four forms: solid, liquid, vapor and adsorbed. All four forms can cause grief to building owners, designers, and contractors. When water causes building problems, investigating and... 11/30/2002
Investigating Mold in Minnesota Public Schools This web page, created by the Minnesota Department of Health, summarizes the main messages of the Recommended Best Practices for Mold Investigations in Minnesota Schools and provides additional...

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