Guidance for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals on Mold and Moisture Exposure Indoors

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter:  Paula Schenck, M.P.H., Center for Indoor Environments and Health at University of Connecticut (UCONN) Health, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Paula Schenck is the co-founder of the Center for Indoor Environments and Health at UCONN. The Center focuses its research, education and service toward ameliorating and preventing human disease by addressing the indoor environment in schools, offices and homes. Ms. Schenck will discuss the book Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors in the context of current events in health care and public health. She will highlight key areas of the guidance; present recent findings from scientific literature; and share her perspective on why individuals and communities have growing concerns about mold exposure and health, what exposures mean for human health, and how her recent research examined the extra exposure risks faced by communities recovering from catastrophic weather events.

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Source: U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division