INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND MOLD
Army IH provides comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) surveys, in-depth studies, and desktop or onsite consultations upon request.
We have the unique capability of offering a multidisciplinary team approach.
Our IH experts include professional mechanical engineers, certified industrial hygienists, certified indoor environmental consultants, engineering and industrial hygiene technicians, laboratory analytical consultants, occupational physicians, epidemiologists, and risk communication specialists.
We also develop and review IAQ-related documents and reports, offer IAQ and mold training classes and 3-day workshops, and often provide public speaking appearances on IAQ topics.
Army IH can address the following IAQ issues and other “sensitive” or “unique” indoor air or environmental concerns:
Sick building syndrome
Mold and other indoor air bioaerosols and allergens
Formaldehyde off-gassing from building materials
Thermal comfort issues
Volatile organic compounds vapor intrusion
Particulate matter (ultrafine, PM10, and PM2.5 particles)
Our Main Customer Base
All military installations:
We handle special requests from:
US Army Installation Management Command
Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
Office of the Surgeon General for the Army
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
HQ Developmental Testing Command
Civilian Personnel Offices
Defense Logistics Agency
US Army Corps of Engineers
Army National Guard
US Army Environmental Command
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
US Army Space and Missile Defense Command
US Army Kwajalein Atoll
OSHA Indoor Air Quality
EPA IAQ Publications and Resources
Take a Tour of the IAQ House
Description of common IAQ complaints
Care for Your Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality (CIAQ)
Formaldehyde - USAPHC Fact Sheet
Hantavirus Prevention - Cleanup of Rodent Contamination - USAPHC Technical Information Paper
Histoplasmosis - NIOSH publication 2005-109
Non-Government Resources (to purchase)
Mold growth on building surfaces not only damages these surfaces, but also affects air quality as intact spores, as well as spore and mycelial fragments, are dispersed in the air.
USAPHC Fact Sheet: Efflorescence
Efflorescence is sometimes mistaken for mold!
Environmental Protection Agency Mold Resources
Mold and Moisture
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
Resources for Health Professionals
IAQ Building Education and Assessment Model (BEAM)
The IAQ I-BEAM released in 2002 is a guidance tool designed for use by building professionals interested in IAQ in commercial buildings.
Other Government Mold Resources
OSHA: Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workspace
CDC's Mold website
Provides information on mold and health and other basic facts
CDC – Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds
HUD - Mold Prevention and Detection: A Guide for Housing Authorities in Indian Country
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Provides information on allergies
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
The NIEHS mission is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding each of these elements and how they interrelate.
National Library of Medicine - Medline Plus - Molds
Information in English and Spanish on molds including cleanup, health aspects, organizations dealing with it, and other resources.
Facts About Mold
NY State Dept of Health - IAQ- Information about Mold
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments
This 2008 document revises existing guidelines.
It is a review of the current literature regarding fungi (mold) and comments from a review panel consisting of experts in the fields of mycology/microbiology, environmental health sciences, environmental/occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and environmental remediation.
Minnesota Department of Health: Mold in Homes
Information regarding health concerns associated with mold exposure in the home and advice on finding and removing mold contamination.
Mold in my Home-What Do I Do?
California Department of Health Services addresses questions and concerns regarding mold in the home and other indoor air contaminants, test interpretation, and cleanup methods.
Biosafety and Environmental Microbiology (B&EM)
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
AIHA: The Facts About Mold
This Fact Sheet is a joint effort by the following AIHA Technical Committees:
Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program
Specifically for labs identifying microorganisms commonly detected in air, fluids, and bulk samples during indoor air quality studies.
Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America (AAFA): Mold Allergy
AAFA is a nonprofit patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers, through education, advocacy, and research.