Truth About Mold

Other Government Agencies

Other Government Agencies

The following information provides a list of some of the reports available from International and U.S. federal, state and local government agencies and legislative developments that have been proposed or enacted into law.

If you receive requests from elected officials asking for information to assist them with the development of mold legislation, please give them the following list of resources:


Australia:  Australian Mould Guideline (2005)

European Environment Agency:  Indoor Air Quality (2014)

France:  Estimated Cost of Indoor Air Pollution: First Study in France (2014)

        The full report is available in French

Germany:  Guidelines for Indoor Air Hygiene in School Buildings (2008)

Ireland:  Indoor Air Pollution and Health (2013)

Thailand:  Bangkok Statement--A Pledge to Promote the Protection of Children's Environmental Health (2002)

World Health Organization (WHO): 7 Million Premature Deaths Annually Linked to Air Pollution (2014)

World Health Organization (WHO): Environmental Burden of Disease Associated with Inadequate Housing (2011)

World Health Organization (WHO): Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality--Dampness and Mould (2009)


Arizona: Department of Health Services.  Trichothecene Mycotoxins.  Bioterrorism Agent Profiles for Health Care Workers (2004)

Arkansas: Legislation regarding mold remediators (2009)

California:  Biomonitoring Program

California: Builders' Guide to Removing Mold Risk (2006)

California: Department of Health Services--Indoor Air Quality Information Sheet.  Mold in my home: What do I do? (1998)

California: Department of Health Services--Indoor Air Quality Information Sheet.  Mold in my home: What do I do? (2001)

California: Health Effects of Toxin-Producing Indoor Molds in California (1998)

California:  Indoor Mold--A General Guide to Health Effects, Prevention, and Remediation (2006)

California: Residential Environmental Hazards: A Guide for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Landlords and Tenants (2005)

California: Los Angeles: Guidelines for Assessment and Remediation of Mold (2005)

California: Los Angeles: Slum Housing the City of Los Angeles--An Analysis of the Intersection of Human Rights and Enforcement Policies (2012) 

California: San Francisco: 2006 Neighborhood Sanitation and Housing Habitability Ordinance (2006)

Connecticut: University of Connecticut--Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors (2004)

Florida: Legislation regarding mold remediators (2010)

Florida: Proclamation of Toxic Injury Awareness Month (May 2009)

Georgia: Landlord Tenant Handbook (2012)

Hawaii: Proposed mold legislation (2010)

Illinois: Mold Remediation Registration Act (2008)

Kentucky Legislator Bob Damron is sponsoring a bill to hold mold removal companies accountable and to require they earn certification from the state (2010)

Maine:  Report of the Mold in Maine Buildings Task Force (2007)

Maryland: Mold Remediation Services Act (2008)

Massachusetts:  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Special Legislative Commission on Indoor Air Pollution: Indoor Air Pollution in Massachusetts (1989)

Massachusetts, Boston: Boston City Council Resolution (2010)

Massachusetts, Boston: Letter Promoting the Resolution (2010)

Michigan: Delta Township: Mold Abatement Policy (2003)

Nevada: Legislation declaring September as Toxic Mold Awareness Month

New Jersey: (Proposed) Environmental Standards and Certifications (2011)

New Jersey:  (Proposed) Mold Safe Housing Act (2011)

New Mexico: Guide to Hiring Home Remediation Professionals (2010)

New Mexico: Mold Remediation for Tenants and Landlords (2010)

New Mexico: Renters Guide (2011)

New York--A Report by the Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes

New York--Asthma Information

New York: Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (2008)

New York--Report on Healthy Schools: Science-based recommendations to prevent or reduce potential exposures to biological, chemical, and physical agents in schools (2004)

North Carolina: Mold Contamination: Symptoms, Self-Help Remedies and Particular Concerns for Renters and Homeowners (2009)

Texas: Department of State Health Services--Mold website

Texas: Legislation for mold remediators (2003)

Virginia: Landlord Tenant Act (2009)

Virginia: Mold Legislation (2007)

Army:  AMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook (2011)

Army:  Brain's Response to Neurotoxicants (2005)

Army:  (The) Chemical Warfare Threat and the Military Healthcare Provider

Army:  Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare (1997)

Army:  Medical Management of Biological Casualties (2004)

Army: Toxicologic and Analytical Studies with T-2 and Related Trichothecene Mycotoxins (1985)

CDC:  Guidance for Protecting Buildings from Airborne Chemical, Radiological or Biological Attacks (2002)

CDC:  IAQ Management Checklist

CDC:  Indoor Air Quality Complaint Form

CDC:  Indoor Air Quality Questionnaire (2008)

CDC:  Indoor Environmental Quality Policy (2009)

CDC:  Notes from the Field--Carbon Monoxide Exposures Reported to Poison Centers and Related to Hurricane Sandy --Northeastern United States (2012)

CDC:  Policy for Processing Requests for Reasonable Accommodations

CDC:  Recommendations for the Cleaning and Remediation of Contaminated HVAC Systems--A Guide for Building Owners and Managers (2010)

EPA:  An Office Building Occupants Guide to Indoor Quality (1997)

EPA:  Building Air Quality--A Guide for Buildings Owners and Facility Managers (1991)

EPA:  Building Air Quality--Action Plan (1998)

EPA:  Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook (2008)

EPA:  Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook--Highlights (2009)

EPA:  Dealing with Debris and Damaged Buildings

EPA:  Energy Savings Plus Health--Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades (2014)

EPA:  Fact Sheet about ERMI--Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (2010)

EPA:  Indoor Air Assessment--An Inventory of Indoor Air Quality Research in the United States: 1989-1990 (1991)

EPA:  Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan (1987)

EPA:  Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan, Appendix A--Preliminary Indoor Air Pollution Assessment (1987)

EPA:  Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan, Appendix C--EPA Radon Program and Appendix D--Indoor Air Resource History (1987)

EPA:  Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan, Appendix E--Indoor Air Reference Database (1987)

EPA:  (The) Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality (1988)

EPA:  Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (2008)

EPA:  Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, Appendix B, Introduction to Molds (2008)

EPA:  Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, Table 2, Guidelines for Remediating Building Materials with Mold Growth Caused by Clean Water (2012)

EPA:  Occupant Diary (Indoor Air Quality)

EPA:  Public Health Consequences and Cost of Climate Change, Impacts on Indoor Environments (2010)

EPA:  Public May Be Making Indoor Mold Cleanup Decisions Based on EPA Tool Developed Only for Research Applications (ERMI) (2013)

EPA:  Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)

EPA:  Report to Congress on Indoor Air Pollution and Radon Under Title IV SARA (1989)

EPA:  Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Executive Summary and Recommendations (1989)

EPA:  Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Volume I, Federal Programs Addressing Indoor Air Quality (1989)

EPA:  Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Volume II, Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Pollution (1989)

EPA:  Report to Congress on Indoor Air Quality, Volume III, Indoor Air Pollution Research Needs Statement (1989)

EPA:  Technology for Mold Identification and Enumeration (includes a detailed list of molds)

FEMA:  Mold Remediation Fact Sheet (2006)

FEMA:  Repairing Your Flooded Home (1992)

Federal Mold Legislation Proposed in 2002

Federal Mold Legislation Proposed in 2005

GAO:  High Level Strategy and Leadership Needed to Continue Progress Toward Protecting Children from Environmental Threats (2010)

GAO:  Indoor Air Pollution: Federal Efforts are Not Effectively Addressing a Growing Problem (1991)

GAO:  Indoor Mold: Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts (2008)

GAO:  School Facilities:  America's Schools Report Differing Conditions (1996)

GAO:  School Facilities:  Condition of America's Schools (1995)

HUD: Healthy Housing Reference Manual (2006)

Navy: Guidance for Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Recovering from a Hurricane Disaster

Navy: Mold and Other Biological Contaminant Assessments: Investigating, Sampling and Interpreting Results (Chapter 13, Section 2)

Navy: Mold Cleanup, Remediation and Clearance Sampling (Chapter 13, Section 3)

Navy: Mold Investigation Medical Guidance (Chapter 13, Section 4)

OSHA:  A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace (2010)

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