The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Health Canada, and the World Health Organization all agree that living or working in a building with mold-damaged building materials results in an increased risk of respiratory diseases such as asthma.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has worked to translate the advice from these public health and medical authorities into state-of-the-art inspection and sampling protocols. These protocols are captured in AIHA’s second edition of the Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Indoor Mold publication, also known as the Green Book. These methods are suitable for assessing visible and hidden mold contamination, and for developing a remediation plan.
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Marcham, C. (2020). Facts About Mold: A Consumer Focus. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1504