Follow the links below to learn more about mold and mold cleanup in your home. Further resources can also be found under the resources section of the Frequently Asked Questions. We encourage you to explore the information provided. If you would like more information, contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health, PO Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659, 608-266-1120, or email the Division of Public Health.
Mold and health
Damp Indoor Spaces and Health National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control
Fungal Contamination in Public Buildings: Health Effects and Investigation Methods (PDF) Health Canada, 2004
Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors (PDF) University of Connecticut Health Center, 2004
General mold facts
Mold Resources U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Mold National Center for Environmental Health (CDC)
Mold in buildings
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mold assessment and remediation
Dampness and Mold Assessment Tool. Developed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):
Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes (PDF) Developed by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and the National Center for Healthy Housing, 2008. This guide is meant for do-it-yourselfers and contractors who need to clean up mold in flooded homes before starting to rebuild or renovate.
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments (PDF) New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
IICRC S520 Mold Remediation Standard Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
OSHA Technical Manual U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Environmental Microbiology Accredited Laboratories American Industrial Hygiene Association
Department of Health Services resources
Controlling Mold and Moisture webinar - Explains mold basics and walks local health professionals through the Controlling Mold and Moisture toolkit. Recorded on May 6, 2021.