Indoor Environmental Air Quality

Miami University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and working environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. This includes providing and maintaining acceptable indoor air quality throughout campus.


One area of indoor air quality is the potential exposure to molds. Although there are currently no established health-based standards for mold in indoor air, Miami’s Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) conducts investigations using techniques based on regulatory guidance. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about mold in the indoor environment as well as additional resources.


What is “black” mold?

What are the symptoms of mold exposure?

Are older buildings more susceptible to mold?

What if I find or suspect mold in my work building?

What if I find or suspect mold in my residence hall room?

How does the University investigate mold concerns?


Additional resources:

CDC's Main Page on Mold:

CDC’s Mold Testing page:

CDC's Indoor Air Quality Page:

EPA’s Mold Testing and Sampling page:

EPA's Main Page on Mold: