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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES FOR CONTROLLING MOLD
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.
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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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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