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Mold and Moisture

Indoor Mold and Your Health

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The Florida Department of Health has developed the following information to address some of the most common questions and concerns about indoor mold, how it affects human health, and ways in which you can prevent or remove it.


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If there is a lot of mold growth, consult the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guidance: "". Printable versions of these and other guidance documents are available on the . If the moldy material is not easily cleanable, such as drywall, carpet padding and insulation, then removal and replacement may be necessary.

. Although written about schools and commercial buildings, this document also helps when dealing with mold in other building types.

  • If you choose to hire a contractor (or other professional service provider) to do the cleanup, make sure the contractor has experience cleaning up mold. Check references and ask the contractor to follow the recommendations in EPA's ", the guidelines of the (ACGIH), the Guidelines of the (NYCDOHMM), the industry standards published by the (IICRC) or other applicable guidelines from industry, professional or government organizations.
  • If you think the heating or air conditioning (HVAC) system may be contaminated with mold, read the EPA's guide "?" before taking further action.
  • If you have concerns regarding your health before starting the cleanup, consult your doctor.
  • Note: The EPA suggests the following: "Do not run the HVAC system if you know or suspect that it is contaminated with mold - it could spread mold throughout the building". Unfortunately, it is thought that most, if not all, heating and air conditioning systems in Florida will support mold growth at some point. Stopping the use of an air conditioning system due to suspected mold growth would make most Florida buildings very uncomfortable during hot and humid weather. Should you turn off an air conditioner if a mold problem in the system is found? Ideally, yes. The system should be shut down while cleaning or mold removal is performed. If the water and/or mold damage was caused by sewage or other contaminated water, then call a professional who has experience cleaning and fixing buildings damaged by contaminated water.

  • or the . If you have a mold complaint about an apartment, hotel or workplace, see our information on apartments and hotels or on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in workplaces.
     


     


     

     


     
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    Florida Department of Health
    Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
    Bureau of Environmental Health
    Radon and Indoor Air Program
    4025 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A08
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1720

    850-245-4288

    1-800-543-8279

     

    The Radon and Indoor Air Program is part of the Public Health Toxicology Section, Bureau of Environmental Health, and the Division of Disease Control and Health Protection.