EMD does not provide mold testing, evaluate mold problems, or provide consulting services.
Molds are simple, microscopic organisms and are found virtually everywhere - indoors and outdoors. Molds can be found on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic material. Molds are needed for breaking down dead material. Mold spores are tiny and lightweight, and this allows them to travel through the air. Mold growths can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown and black.
When molds are present in large quantities, they can cause allergic symptoms similar to those caused by plant pollen.
Mold Problem Resources
- California Department of Public Health
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- American Industrial Hygiene Association
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