The Science of Mold (1 CPD Credit)

The Science of Mold (1 CPD Credit)

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Course Description
Mold is found throughout nature and is critical to the success of the food chain in forests and low land areas. Yet, if mold shows up in your home interior, it is usually a sign that something is wrong. If not dealt with correctly, mold will become a problem for the human inhabitants.
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of what good and bad mold is, and why it should be respected but not feared. It will also provide the building blocks for a more complete understanding of what it takes for fungal growth and some simple steps toward safely remediating it from the indoor environment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between “good” and “bad” mold.
  • Describe the growth cycle of mold and what on-going conditions are needed for growth.
  • List numerous types of mold along with the health effects that can be expected if encountered.
  • Identify the three critical areas where mold must be removed for a successful remediation project.