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Oregonians spend the majority of their time indoors.  Research has found that the quality of air in homes can be poorer than that of the outdoors. Oregon’s damp, mild climate contributes to mold growth in indoor environments.  Mold can be destructive to people’s home, health and belongings. 

OSU Extension Service also coordinates occasional educational workshops on mold control. If you contact our office, we will notify you when the next one is scheduled. 

The following are resources and information relating to moisture and mold control in your home and other buildings.


Websites and publications that provide reliable, unbiased information related to moisture & mold control, assesment, remediation, moisture resistant construction practices, and a proposal to the 2007 Oregon Legislature for updated building code requirements. 


Guidelines for inspecting your home for sources of moisture and steps for control.


One page handout discussing tips on getting rid of mold in your home.


One page fact sheet dicussing mold control and cleanup in homes



Jeanne Brandt, OSU Extension Service, Washington County

Family and Community Health Faculty


Call her at 503-821-1117 or you can email her here.

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