Mold Resource Center

​​A number of agencies have guidelines that include protective measures for mold remediation and cleaning. However, when significant mold or other sewage contamination has occurred, it is recommended that business and homeowners seek professional guidance before attempting to clean large amounts of contaminated materials. Industrial hygienists and other safety and health professionals can anticipate health and safety concerns and design solutions to prevent exposures using guidelines established by governmental agencies and institutions such as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The following agencies and organizations have guidance related to mold response:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mold After a Disaster 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

After the Flood 

Dealing with Mold & Mildew in your Flood-Damaged Home 

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

FAQs About Spore Trap Air Sampling for Mold for Direct Examination​

Facts About Mold

Professional Services Listing​ (specialty: mold)

Health and Safety Issues in Natural Disasters (PDF)

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety 

OSH Answer Fact Sheets: Indoor Air Quality – Moulds and Fungi  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home  

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NIOSH Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Flood-Contaminated HVAC Systems: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

​Fungi Hazards and Flood Cleanup


 Additional AIHA resources and information on mold


 Facts About Mold


​AIHA's "Facts about Mold" document represents a consensus statement by a group of experts about important aspects of the “state of the science.” The guidance offered is practical information based on years of experience addressing mold issues, and this document does not claim to be a definitive or comprehensive position statement. Because it is not comprehensive, it should always be used in conjunction with other existing guidance documents, as well as professional judgment by qualified consultants and public health officials.

Facts about ​Mold (December 2011)​​


 AIHA in the News


 2015 Press Releases


 2014 Press Releases