Mold can be found almost anywhere. Mold can grow on almost any organic substance such as wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation, as long as moisture and oxygen are present. When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold will start to grow.
Molds have the potential to produce substances which cause allergic reactions. There are no national, state, or local regulations regarding mold control.
Some municipalities may have code enforcements or building departments with some regulations
Mold Data in Kane County:
Without national, state, or local standards there are no mold statistics for Kane County or other counties in the U.S.
Most people already have mold detectors- their eyes and nose. If you notice a fuzzy, black or green discoloration that is in a location that is wet or had been wet, it is probably mold. If a building smells musty, there probably is mold somewhere.
Mold inspections and consultations are available in Kane County from private companies.
Indoor Air Quality Consultants List
Common Questions and Answers About Indoor Mold - IPHA
Moisture in the Home - IPDH
Mold and Your Health - IDPH
Reducing Your Exposure to Mold - IDPH
Mold Prevention and Removal Information - EPA
Mold, Moisture & Your Home - EPA
Environmental Health Main Page
Healthy Places Coalition Page