Mold Information

EMD does not provide mold testing, evaluate mold problems, or provide consulting services.

This web page has been developed to provide links to resources that provide information about mold problems.

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.

For further information about indoor mold issues, please see the following links


California Department of Public Health

“Mold and Dampness Information and Resources”

 US Environmental Protection Agency:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

American Industrial Hygiene Association:

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