CDPH CHC Releases Video on Housing Code Enforcement Related to Dampness and Mold

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) recently released an 11-minute public health video on indoor dampness and mold, providing science-based advice aimed at county and city housing code enforcers. The video was produced by a microbiologist and an epidemiologist from the Indoor Air Quality Program in CDPH’s Environmental Health Laboratory (EHL).

The video is designed for code enforcement officers and anyone interested in the current science around dampness and mold in buildings. The video details the indicators of dampness and mold in buildings and the linked health effects, the underlying cause of mold problems in buildings, and the important public health benefits of enforcing mold and dampness standards in housing. The video is available here, and additional information from CDPH is available here.