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Mold in the Home & Schools

A Resource for Families & School Personnel

Families and school personnel are encouraged to read the guidance below to help prevent or reduce exposure to mold. This information can also be used to guide discussions with pediatricians or with your regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) staff

PEHSU Factsheet: Mold in the Home & Schools

 What is mold? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 How does mold grow? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 How are children exposed to mold? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 What are the health effects of mold? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 Should I have my home/school tested for mold? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 Should I see a doctor if my child has been exposed to molds at home or at school? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 How can you reduce mold in your home or school? posted on Aug 26, 2021
 How do you clean up mold on a surface in your home? posted on Aug 26, 2021

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Additional Resources for Families



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    Resources on mold and how to clean it up.



Author: Larry K. Lowry, Region 6 PEHSU

The information contained on this website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your/your child’s primary care provider. There may be variations in treatment that your provider may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.

This webpage was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through an Inter-Agency Agreement. The findings and conclusions presented have not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.

Last updated: 07/26/2016