Please Explain: Mold

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Mold is a common household nuisance—it can appear on shower curtains and in damp basements and on aging foods in the refrigerator, but it’s a major concern in the aftermath of flooding caused by Sandy. Industrial hygienist and environmental health expert Monona Rossol and microbiologist Chin Yang, of Prestige EnviroMicrobiology, explain what mold is, where it comes from, how it grows, what it can do to your home and health, and how to get rid of it.

Resources on Mold:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/epi/moldrpt1.shtml

http://www.epa.gov/mold/mold_remediation.html

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pdfs/floods.pdf

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidestory.html#ref3

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/biologic.html

http://www.fema.gov/removing-mold-your-home

http://www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/726

http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/hhi/hhiresources.cfm

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_10722.pdf

http://www.oehc.uchc.edu/clinser/MOLD%20GUIDE.pdf