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"Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"

Mold plays a very important role in our lives. Without mold, we wouldn't have certain life-saving drugs like penicillin.
We also wouldn't have cheese.

Sometimes, though, mold grows in places it shouldn't - including inside our homes or workplaces.

This kind of mold needs to be cleaned up so that it doesn't cause health problems,  such as  headaches, runny eyes and noses, and coughing; or trigger attacks in kids and adults with asthma

Use the fliers below to learn more about mold.

 

All About Mold - information on finding mold, cleaning and testing* for mold, and 'toxic black mold'

┬ Mold & Your Health - information on common health problems caused by mold

Steps for Cleaning Mold- step-by-step clean up instructions for mold in your home

┬ Mold & Home Owners - addresses some common problems a home owner may face with mold and consumer protection issues

┬ Mold & Renter Disputes  provides step-by-step instructions a renter may follow to address problems with mold in a rental home or apartment.

┬ All About Mold (for Health Care Providers)- more information about mold from a clinical perspective

*Please note that MDCH can't test your home for mold. We also do not recommend testing for mold.  The flier, "All About Mold," explains why. The State of Michigan does not provide certification for "mold remediators" or mold testing companies.

Other useful links:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA):

Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Additional links for renters:

Additional links for schools:

Additional links for health care professionals:

Mold growth may be a problem after flooding
EPA's Fact Sheet:
Flood Cleanup: Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems

Dehumidifiers / air exchangers
Humidexatlantic.com/moisture_problems

if you need more help, You can also call the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) at 1-800-648-

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