Evaluation of dampness, moisture & mold evaluations & related respiratory symptoms & disease in public school occupants – a collaborative study
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related research
Evaluate moisture, dampness, mold & other building conditions in a manner sufficient to relate them to illness & symptom data; Explain the public health impacts of moist, damp and moldy building conditions associated with observed and reported respiratory disease and symptoms; List building condition elements for which data should be collected in order to analyze and rank potentially hazardous school building/room environments; Design and formulate practical and proactive control and remediation strategies based on collected data
Keyword(s): Disease Prevention, Collaboration
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-principal investigator on the collaborative project evaluating moisture, dampness and mold in public schools. I have more than 31 years of experience in designing and conducting occupational and environmental health and safety research and industrial hygiene studies. I have developed and pursued a specific and detailed professional interest and expertise in the evaluation of mold, moisture, dampness, and related conditions in public buildings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.