Industrial Hygiene

Indoor Air Quality & Mold

Last Updated: December 26, 2018
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This page contains information, guidance and tools on IAQ and Mold.  Army Installation Industrial Hygienists typically conduct IAQ Surveys at the request of their clients. Mold growth issues are often a part of an IAQ issue, and addressed at the same time. IAQ and Mold growth can occur in any indoor space, and often are caused by a number of issues including but not limited to Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning issues, water intrusion (flooding, roof leaks, plumbing issues), improper maintenance, and exposure to elements.

 Helpful tools for an IH IAQ/Mold investigation are listed below

 Army Resources

- Technical Guide 277, Army Facilities Management  
- Technical Guide 278, Industrial Hygiene/Preventive Medicine Medicine Mold Assessment Guide
- Formaldehyde - Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Concerns (Fact Sheet 55-012-1011) 
- Efflorescence (Fact Sheet 55-022-0211)
- Indoor Air Quality Occupant Questionnaire
- Control of Legionella (Fact Sheet 55-022-0311)

- Legionella in Cooling Towers, Evaporative Condensers, and Indirect Evaporative Coolers (TIP 55-066-0317)

- Mold TriFold - Pamphlet
- Preventing Mold in Homes - Fact Sheet
- Mold Decision Making Tree &  Logic Notes
- Checklist for Mold Remediation
- Hurricane Response PPE - Information Paper

Federal Resources

- EPA IAQ site
- OSHA IAQ site
- EPA Mold Sampling
- Whole Building Design Guide - part of the National Institute of Building Sciences

 - EPA Publication on Floods and IAQ
- Centers for Disease Control - What you Need to Know About Mold


These may be purchased from ASHRAE

Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality (62.1 and 62.2- 2016)

Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy (55-2017)

Mold Resources (Federal and Public)

- AIHA's Mold Resource Center - The American Industrial Hygiene Association website

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

- Healthy Homes Resources

- HUD Healthy Homes

New York State Resources

- Mold and Your Home: What you need to know

- NY State Dept of Labor Mold Program

- National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences  - 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 Mold Web site -  Provides information in English and Spanish on molds, including cleanup, health aspects, organizations dealing with it, and other resources.

- Minnesota Department of Health's Mold in Homes - Information regarding health concerns associated with mold exposure in the home and finding and removing mold contamination.

- CA Dept Public Health Mold -  California Department of Public Health Mold Resources

- Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America - AAFA is a non-profit organization and you can search the site for infomation on Mold Allergies

 APHC IH Field Services can help Installation IHs by providing  comprehensive IAQ surveys, in-depth studies, and desktop or onsite consultations upon request.  Call 410.436.3118 with your questions or to schedule a consultation.