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Mold Publications

National Pesticide Information Center
1-800-858-7378, 541-737-0761 (fax)
http://npic.orst.edu/index.html
email: npic@ace.orst.edu
A cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the EPA, this hotline offers science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects and serves as a source of factual chemical, health, and environmental information about more than 600 pesticide active ingredients incorporated into over 50,000 different products registered for use in the United States since 1947.

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Resources List - OTHER

The following list of resources includes information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. The U.S. EPA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of such resources is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the service on which the reference is maintained.

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
(847) 818-1800 www.acoem.org exiting epa
Referrals to physicians who have experience with environmental exposures (this is a members only service).

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Inc. (ACGIH)
(513) 742-2020 www.acgih.org exiting epa
Occupational and environmental health and safety information

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
(703) 849-8888 www.aiha.org exiting epa

American Red Cross
(202) 303-4498/800-REDCROSS/800-257-7575 (Español)
www.redcross.org exiting epa
Repairing Your Flooded Home (PDF) (56 pp, 738 K) exiting epa, August 1992

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)
(800) 527-4723 www.ashrae.org exiting epa
Information on engineering issues and indoor air quality

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC)
(202) 347-4976 www.aoec.org exiting epa
Referrals to clinics with physicians who have experience with environmental exposures, including exposure to mold; maintains a database of occupational and environmental cases.

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Asthma and Allergic Diseases:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
(800) 822-2762
www.aaaai.org
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Physician referral directory, information on allergies and asthma.
 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American (AAFA)
(800) 7-ASTHMA (800-727-8462)
www.aafa.org exiting epa
Information on allergies and asthma

American Lung Association (ALA)
(800) LUNG-USA (800-586-4872)
www.lungusa.org exiting epa
Information on allergies and asthma

Asthma and Allergy Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (AAN*MA)
(800) 878-4403 or (703-641-9595)
www.aanma.org exiting epa
Information on allergies and asthma

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
(301) 496-5717
www.niaid.nih.gov

Information on allergies and asthma.

National Jewish Medical and Research Center
(800) 222-LUNG (800-222-5864)
www.njc.org
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Information on allergies and asthma

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
(613) 748-2003 [International]
www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/ exiting epa
Several documents on mold-related topics available

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI)
(706) 278-3176
www.carpet-rug.org exiting epa
Carpet maintenance, restoration guidelines for water-damaged carpet, other carpet-related issues

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
www.cdc.gov
Information on health-related topics including asthma, molds in the environment, and occupational health

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
Questions and answers on mold - www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm and Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds - www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm

Energy and Environmental Building Association
(952) 881-1098
www.eeba.org
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Information on energy-efficient and environmentally responsible buildings, humidity/moisture control/vapor barriers

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Floods/Flooding:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
(800) 621-FEMA (3362)
Flood information - www.fema.gov/hazard/flood/index.shtm exiting EPA
Publications on floods, flood proofing, etc.

University of Minnesota, Department of Environmental Health and Safety
(612) 626-6002
Flood Information - www.dehs.umn.edu/iaq_fi.htm exiting EPA
Managing water infiltration into buildings

University of Wisconsin-Extension, The Disaster Handbook
(608) 262-3980
www.uwex.edu/ces/news/handbook.html
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Information on floods and other natural disasters

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Public Health Agency of Canada
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/index-eng.php exiting epa

U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Native American Programs
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/codetalk/onap/
Mold Prevention and Detection: A Guide for Housing Authorities in Indian Country - www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/codetalk/docs/moldprevention.pdf

Indoor Environmental Remediation Board (IERB)
(916) 736-1100
www.ierb.org exiting epa
Information on best practices in building remediation

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
(360) 693-5675
www.iicrc.org
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Information on and standards for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industry

International Society of Cleaning Technicians (ISCT)
(800) WHY-ISCT (800-949-4728)
www.isct.com
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Information on cleaning, such as a stain removal guide for carpets

ISSA - The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
(800) 225-4772
www.issa.com exiting epa
Education and training on cleaning and maintenance

National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)
(202) 737-2926
www.nadca.com
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Duct cleaning information

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
(847) 298-9200
www.nari.org
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Consumer information on remodeling, including help finding a professional remodeling contractor

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
(202) 289-7800
www.nibs.org
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Information on building regulations, science, and technology

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
(800) CDC-INFO (232-4636)
www.cdc.gov/niosh
Health and safety information with a workplace orientation

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
(800) 858-7378
http://npic.orst.edu/ exiting epa
Regulatory information, safety information, and product information on microbials

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments exiting epa 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
(800) 321-OSHA (800-321-6742)
www.osha.gov

OSHA's Mold page - www.osha.gov/SLTC/molds/
Information on worker safety, including topics such as respirator use and safety in the workplace

The Restoration Industry Association
Phone: (301) 231-6505 / Fax: (301) 231-6569
www.restorationindustry.org/ exiting epa
Disaster recovery, water and fire damage, emergency tips, referrals to professionals. The Water Loss Institute is a membership interest group within the Restoration Industry Association.

Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA)
(703) 803-2980
www.smacna.org
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Technical information on topics such as air conditioning and air ducts.

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute
(301) 238-1240
www.si.edu/mci exiting epa
Guidelines for caring for and preserving furniture and wooden objects, paper-based materials; preservation studies

University of Tulsa Indoor Air Program
(918) 631-5246
www.utulsa.edu/iaqprogram
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Courses, classes, and continuing education on indoor air quality.

Western Wood Products Association
A trade association representing softwood lumber manufacturers in the 12 Western states.
"Mold and Wood Products" - www.wwpa.org/index_lumberandmold.htm exiting epa
info@wwpa.org

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How to Order Publications

You can order Indoor Air Quality publications from EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP):

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Website: www.epa.gov/nscep
Phone: 1-800-490-9198
Fax: (301) 604-3408
Email: nscep@bps-lmit.com
NSCEP operates a Toll-free phone service for EPA Publication Assistance with live customer service representative assistance Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm eastern time. Voice Mail is available after operating hours. You can fax or email your publication requests. For technical assistance with NSCEP web pages, write to: nscep_nepis.tech@epa.gov. Please use the EPA Document Number when ordering from NSCEP.

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