Free webinar on school mold, moisture control

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency webinar on mold and moisture control in schools this Wednesday will be headlined by two Mainers.

Alyce Swann, facilities supervisor for RSU 21, and Steven Caulfield, senior vice president for Turner Building Science and Design and president of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, will be the featured speakers for the webinar Mold and Moisture Control in Schools: Potential Health Effects and Safe Clean-Up Practices. Jennifer Lemon, of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division, will facilitate the free webinar, which will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.

The presence of mold in schools can be a serious health risk to students and staff because molds are a major source of indoor allergens and can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals. Prompt and effective remediation of moisture problems is essential to minimize potential mold exposures and their potential health effects, and is an important part of a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn technical tips to help control moisture intrusion and identify and prevent mold growth in your school or district.
  • Discover effective strategies for quickly responding to moisture problems and learn about proper mold remediation and clean-up practices in schools.
  • Understand the connection between effective mold and moisture control, healthy IAQ management, reduced absenteeism and improved student performance in students and staff.
  • Gain access to tools and resources within EPA’s Framework for Effective School IAQ Management and Action Kit that can help your school or district effectively manage mold and moisture problems.
  • Hear from and have your questions about mold in schools answered by a leading mold expert.

To register for the webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/478920474. Questions can be sent in advance to IAQTfSConnector@cadmusgroup.com.