From: Cheryl Wisecup
I have received requests for information about mold legislation from several people throughout the country including elected officials, so I pulled together a list of resources to assist them with their development of legislation.
Resources for legislation
Congressman John Conyers of Michigan–He submitted proposed legislation to the U.S. Congress in 2002 and 2005.
Indoor Air Quality Association – They have expertise, and they also monitor legislative activities in regard to mold. Their website is:
Virginia Landlord Tenant Act of 2009
Nevada legislation declaring September as Toxic Mold Awareness Month
Arkansas legislation regarding mold remediators
Florida legislation regarding mold remediators
Experts who could help
EPA Federal Interagency Committee on Indoor Air Quality
I can provide names and contact information for experts when you are ready to proceed.
Resources for mold remediation guidelines
State of California
City of Los Angeles
City of New York
U.S. Navy Mold Remediation Guidelines
Australian 2005 Mold Guideline
2009 Report by the World Health Organization – “WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality–Dampness and Mould”
Note: My response to the 2009 report by the World Health Organization is attached.
U.S. Surgeon General 2009 Healthy Homes Initiative
U.S. Housing and Urban Development – 2009 Report by the National Center for Healthy Housing
New York – Report by the Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes
New York – Report on Healthy Schools
Information for Development of Mold Legislation-PDF
WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality – Dampness and Mold – PDF
Political Action Committee – NAA – files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer