1 Pre-test, Regist forms, Welcome & Course Objectives2 Welcome and Course Objectives 53 Mold Basics: Biology, growth, iden...
Presented byCUNY School of Public Health at Hunter CollegeRutgers University School of Public HealthIn coordination with t...
You will learn ……1. Where mold comes from and how it grows
You will learn ……1. Where mold comes from and how itgrows2. Health effects of moldexposure
You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. How to clean up mold inyour home
You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. How to clean up mold inyour home4. H...
You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. Exposure and health effects4. How to...
Let’s get started
Where does mold come fromand how does it grow?• Naturally occurring and found everywhere• Over 200,000 species identified•...
What Makes Mold Grow?1. Water / Moisture– Is the main controllable factor– No water = no growth2. Food (it’s abundant)– Wo...
Each visible growth came from asingle mold spore cell
On building materials, mold looks like this
In the bathroom it can look like this…
Or like this…
Why is mold not growing here?1. A brand new shower curtain that’s wet?2. Tomato sauce in the refrigerator?3. Crackers on t...
How to Recognize Mold?• By seeing it– Discolored walls and ceiling– Fuzzy material• By smelling it– Musty– Earthy smell– “...
Mold testing and is it needed?1. Test a Surface (colony)– Lab analysis (Microscope)– Expensive & not necessary2. Test the ...
How does mold enter the body?
What are the potential adverse health effectsof living or working in a moldy home?• Can trigger or causeAllergic Reactions...
Black Mold / Toxic Mold?• Usually refers the mold: “Stachybotrys Chartarum”• May release unique “toxins”• “Stachy” grows s...
1. Dry the bathroom2. Clean3. Fix any damage4. Keep area dryRemoving Mold from BathroomsNo moisture = No mold
Cleaning up
Cleaning up
What supplies do I use?
Removing Mold / Mildew from Bathroom• Dry out bathroom ….• Put on gloves• Scrub away mold / mildew• Wipe• Dry• Re-caulk if...
Cleaning• Start up high and work your way down• Lightly mist moldy surface with sprayer• Follow instructions (spray, wait,...
Special Mold Remediation Issues
Which is better?
Mold will grow faster when shower curtain is:a. Folded and bunched upb. Un-folded (like above)
Venting Moisture• Window– Open after shower to remove moisture• No window– Keep door open to remove moisture– Keep shower ...
Drying / Venting
Venting
Next Steps – Doing the Work• Inspect your bathroom• Inspect your kitchen / sink• Inspect your Walls / ceilings• Report to ...
Quiz
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by...
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NYCHA residents are invited to learn how to prevent mold in their homes at free training sessions.
Mold is most likely to grow where there is water or dampness, such as in bathrooms or other places where there are damp surfaces and objects.

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NYCHA Mold Awareness Presentation

  1. 1. 1 Pre-test, Regist forms, Welcome & Course Objectives2 Welcome and Course Objectives 53 Mold Basics: Biology, growth, identification, control 104 Mold Related Health Effects 105 Clean up procedures 107 Personal Protective Equipment 58 Other Hazards: (Chemicals, Safety) 59 Moving Forward: Where do I start? What do I ask for? 510 Quiz 511 Questions and Discussion 10
  2. 2. Presented byCUNY School of Public Health at Hunter CollegeRutgers University School of Public HealthIn coordination with the NYC Dept of Health &Mental HygieneSponsored by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York CityMold Awareness andClean-up Practices for NYCHA Housing
  3. 3. You will learn ……1. Where mold comes from and how it grows
  4. 4. You will learn ……1. Where mold comes from and how itgrows2. Health effects of moldexposure
  5. 5. You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. How to clean up mold inyour home
  6. 6. You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. How to clean up mold inyour home4. How to prevent moldfrom coming back
  7. 7. You will learn ……1. How to identify Hazards2. Where mold comes from andhow it grows3. Exposure and health effects4. How to protect yourself5. What to do next
  8. 8. Let’s get started
  9. 9. Where does mold come fromand how does it grow?• Naturally occurring and found everywhere• Over 200,000 species identified• It’s everywhere; on your skin, clothes• Your home cannot be mold spore free
  10. 10. What Makes Mold Grow?1. Water / Moisture– Is the main controllable factor– No water = no growth2. Food (it’s abundant)– Wood, carpeting, padding– Wallpaper, sheetrock, paper– Ceiling tiles, cotton, wool, leather– Body cells, hair, dust3. Heat– like many living things, mold grows best at room temperature.FoodWaterHeat
  11. 11. Each visible growth came from asingle mold spore cell
  12. 12. On building materials, mold looks like this
  13. 13. In the bathroom it can look like this…
  14. 14. Or like this…
  15. 15. Why is mold not growing here?1. A brand new shower curtain that’s wet?2. Tomato sauce in the refrigerator?3. Crackers on the countertop?
  16. 16. How to Recognize Mold?• By seeing it– Discolored walls and ceiling– Fuzzy material• By smelling it– Musty– Earthy smell– “Damp basement smell”
  17. 17. Mold testing and is it needed?1. Test a Surface (colony)– Lab analysis (Microscope)– Expensive & not necessary2. Test the Air for Spores– Expensive & complicated– Usually not necessary
  18. 18. How does mold enter the body?
  19. 19. What are the potential adverse health effectsof living or working in a moldy home?• Can trigger or causeAllergic Reactions• Can trigger Asthma (ormake it worst)• Can cause RespiratoryIrritation• If immuno-compromisedmay cause infectious
  20. 20. Black Mold / Toxic Mold?• Usually refers the mold: “Stachybotrys Chartarum”• May release unique “toxins”• “Stachy” grows slow• Needs more moisture that others• Can NOT be visually identified
  21. 21. 1. Dry the bathroom2. Clean3. Fix any damage4. Keep area dryRemoving Mold from BathroomsNo moisture = No mold
  22. 22. Cleaning up
  23. 23. Cleaning up
  24. 24. What supplies do I use?
  25. 25. Removing Mold / Mildew from Bathroom• Dry out bathroom ….• Put on gloves• Scrub away mold / mildew• Wipe• Dry• Re-caulk if necessary
  26. 26. Cleaning• Start up high and work your way down• Lightly mist moldy surface with sprayer• Follow instructions (spray, wait, wipe)• Brush or scrape mold from surface• Use scraper to remove material from corners• Dispose of dirty towels in plastic bag• When complete, wet-wipe or vacuum floors
  27. 27. Special Mold Remediation Issues
  28. 28. Which is better?
  29. 29. Mold will grow faster when shower curtain is:a. Folded and bunched upb. Un-folded (like above)
  30. 30. Venting Moisture• Window– Open after shower to remove moisture• No window– Keep door open to remove moisture– Keep shower curtain unfolded– Air on both sides
  31. 31. Drying / Venting
  32. 32. Venting
  33. 33. Next Steps – Doing the Work• Inspect your bathroom• Inspect your kitchen / sink• Inspect your Walls / ceilings• Report to NYCHA• Bathrooms – clean
  34. 34. Quiz
  35. 35. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free
  36. 36. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free
  37. 37. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom
  38. 38. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom
  39. 39. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit
  40. 40. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit
  41. 41. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit4. Only “black” mold is a health issue
  42. 42. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit4. Only “black” mold is a health issue
  43. 43. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit4. Only “black” mold is a health issue
  44. 44. TRUE or FALSE1. Your house can be totally mold free2. Mold can only grow in a bathroom3. You can tell what type of mold by looking atit4. Only “black” mold is a health issue
  45. 45. Thanks for coming,please tell your friends..Evaluation forms, please complete

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