Indoor Environmental Air Quality


What are the symptoms of mold exposure?

Molds produce allergens and irritants and can cause allergic responses that include common hay fever-type symptoms such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Nose, mouth, or throat irritation
  • Nasal stuffiness and runny nose
  • Red, itchy, or watery eyes

Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types listed above are not commonly reported as a result of inhaling mold. For more information, visit the EPA’s Mold and Health page or the CDC’s Mold Symptoms page.

If you have questions about how an investigation is completed, please see the "How Does the University Investigate Mold Concerns?" page or click here.

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: