Mold Remediation Protocols and Clearance- Texas Style

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the April 2013 newsletter. 

10 years ago the Texas Legislature passed a mold bill that resulted in unique state laws regulating mold work. Although the regulations only apply to the state of Texas, I think everyone can gain from how things are done in the Lone Star State. For this month’s featured website, I’ll highlight Texas rules that regulate mold remediation protocols and clearance.
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State IAQ Laws

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month. The excerpt below was originally published in the November 2010 newsletter.

On a federal level, very few regulations exist in the United States that are related to indoor air quality. Individual states, however, have been very active in regulating indoor environmental contaminants. In fact, there are so many state regulations, it can be menacing to keep them all straight.

This month’s featured website is a detailed listing of all state IAQ regulations from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Lists of any regulations become outdated quickly, so you’ll be happy to note that ELI updated their database earlier this year. Continue reading

Florida Mold Licensing

I’m teaching an IAQ and mold course in Florida this week, where legislation was recently passed to license mold professionals. The state law requires both assessors (inspectors) and remediation contractors to obtain a state license. The precise requirements have been slow to be released, with many questions still remaining. Here are some of the facts we do know: Continue reading