Science Inventory

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR CONTROLLING MOLD

Citation:

MENETREZ, M. Y., T. R. DEAN, D. BETANCOURT, AND K. K. FOARDE. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR CONTROLLING MOLD. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-06/011, 2006.

Impact/Purpose:

To share information.

Description:

EPA has, since 1995, conducted research into controlling biological contamination in the indoor environment. Six areas of research have been addressed: 1. a search for alternatives to prevent and control growth of mold by quantifying the effects of moisture, relative humidity and dust; 2. the effectiveness of duct cleaning for controlling mold growth; 3. the evaluation of antimicrobial treatments as control technologies; 4. field testing of sealants and encapsulents used in air duct systems; 5. characterization of emission rates and modeling of exposure through HVAC operation, and 6. improved methods of sampling and analysis of mold. The accomplishments are summarized and put in perspective.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 02/28/2006
Record Last Revised: 08/31/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 140724

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT BRANCH