The New York City Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments have been revised. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)…
“This 2008 document revises existing guidelines and supersedes all prior editions. It is based both on a review of the current literature regarding fungi (mold) and on comments from a review panel consisting of experts in the fields of mycology/microbiology, environmental health sciences, environmental/occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, and environmental remediation.
These guidelines are intended for use by building owners and managers, environmental contractors and environmental consultants. It is also available for general distribution to anyone concerned about indoor mold growth. The attached fact sheet, “Mold Growth: Prevention and Cleanup for Building Owners and Managers,” is a simplified summary of these guidelines, which may be useful for building owners, managers and workers. It is strongly recommended that the complete guidelines be referred to before addressing the assessment or remediation of indoor mold growth.
In 1993, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) first issued recommendations on addressing mold growth indoors. In 2000, DOHMH made major revisions to the initial guidance and made minor edits in 2002.
The terms fungi and mold are used interchangeably throughout this document.
This document should be used only as guidance. It is not a substitute for a site-specific assessment and remediation plan and is not intended for use in critical care facilities such as intensive care units, transplant units, or surgical suites. Currently there are no United States Federal, New York State, or New York City regulations for the assessment or remediation of mold growth.
These guidelines are available to the public, but may not be reprinted or used for any commercial purpose except with the express written permission of the DOHMH. These guidelines are subject to change as more information regarding this topic becomes available…”.
To read the complete revised Guidelines click Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments.