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Title: Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors

URL: http://www.oehc.uchc.edu/clinser/MOLD%20GUIDE.pdf

Abstract: The Univ. of Connecticut and USEPA have released a 120pp report (available as pdf) "Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors," published by the Center for Indoor Environments and Health at the University of Connecticut Health Center with support from a grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Included in the report are case studies of a middle school teacher with successive respiratory diseases and two teachers in a rural school that was plagued with water intrusion and mold. Chapter topics cover About Fungus and Mold, Health Effects of Fungi and Mycotoxins, Recognition and Management of Mold and Moisture related Illness, Environmental Assessment, and Environmental Remediation Guidance.

This report is designed to help the health care provider address patients, yet, aspects of this book can be beneficial for obtaining better understandings of mold issues in schools and for school nurses in interpreting health issues observed in students and colleagues.

Source: University of Connecticut Health Center

Date of Publication: November 2004

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