According to the document, “The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization, and Health Canada all agree that living or working in a building with mold damage results in increased risk of respiratory disease.”
The fact sheet addresses one of the questions most frequently asked by the general public, should I be concerned about mold? The AIHA’s documents responds with, “It all depends on how much. Small amounts of mold growth in workplaces or homes (such as mildew on a shower curtain) are not a major health concern. Large quantities of mold growth, however, are an important public health concern. In addition, mold can damage building materials, finishes, and furnishings and, in some cases, cause structural damage to wood.”
One of the leading mold and indoor air quality consulting firms helping to address issues of mold in buildings across the Mid-Atlantic region is Sussex Environmental Health Consultants (SEHC). Susan White, Ph.D., CMC, President of SEHC, hears these types of concerns from the public on almost a daily basis. “Am I being exposed to dangerous levels of mold? That question is all too familiar,” stated Dr. White. “To address clients’ concerns about mold and other IAQ contaminants we take a scientific approach to these types of investigations. From a thorough visual assessment to air and surface sampling when necessary, our experienced staff has the knowledge and expertise to answer that question and to help correct any problems we find.”
SEHC has sponsored a public outreach video about the health effects of mold exposure, it can be seen at:
To learn more about SEHC’s indoor air quality, environmental, or health and safety services, please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
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About Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, LLC
SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services customers nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to international Fortune 500 Corporations.