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Indoor Air Quality / Mold

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Indoor residential mold has been recognized as a public health hazard for some individuals. Most instances of elevated mold levels indoors in Colorado are traced directly to unique home construction techniques practiced here, such as structural wood subfloors coupled with inadequate drainage and ventilation of these underfloor spaces.

In addition, ongoing and undetected water leaks from sinks, dishwashers, toilets and showers are common causes of elevated mold levels indoors.

Tri-County Health Department provides sampling for mold, and has specific recommendations of when and when not to conduct air sampling.

Tri-County Health Department has also established a task force with the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver and local building inspection officials. (Link)

For more mold information click on the fact sheets and links or contact us at 303-220-9200.

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Related Tri-County Pages:
Environmental Health Homepage
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Septic Systems
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Related Links and Fact Sheets:
A - Z List of Fact Sheets

Air Sampling Recommendations
California Indoor Air Quality Pages
Does Toxic Mold Really Exist?
Homeowner's Guide to Moisture Management
Lead Poisoning Facts | FAQs | Español
Moisture Management Brochure
Mold Information (CDC)
Radon in Colorado
Radon - Q & A
Radon Detection Kit Coupon

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