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.
- What are molds?
- What makes mold grow?
- Should I be worried about mold in my home?
- What health problems can be caused by mold?
- How can I tell if there is mold in my home; should I test my home for mold?
- How can I be exposed to mold?
- How much mold does it take to make me sick?
- Are some molds more hazardous than others?
- What is Stachybotrys chartarum?
- How can Stachybotrys affect my health?
- How can I tell when Stachybotrys chartarum is present in my home?
- How can I prevent mold growth?
- How should mold be cleaned?
- Should bleach or other biocides (disinfectants, sanitizers, or fungicides) be used to kill mold?
- Should I use an ozone generator to address an existing mold problem?
- Who should do the cleanup?
- Who can I call if I suspect that I have a mold problem, or if I want more information on mold?
- What is the Florida Department of Health doing about mold?
- What can the County Health Departments Do?
- Where can I obtain additional information on the Internet?
”. 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.
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.
Contact and Feedback Information
Do you have comments, feedback or suggestions regarding this brochure? Broken links? Please let us know via email at PHToxicology@FLHealth.gov (NOTE: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing [F.S. 668.6076]).
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
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.