- A law in Mississippi excludes mold from the state’s home warranty act.
- South Carolina has passed a law preventing action from being brought against Realtors® who disclose to buyers the presence of mold before the sale. This takes effect on Jan. 1, 2005.
- Virginia has passed a law requiring landlords to notify tenants of the presence of mold in buildings and defines “visible evidence of mold.”
NAHB members can stay up-to-date on pending mold legislation and access other resources on this issue — including legal information, consumer resources and talking points — from NAHB’s Web site. Go to www.nahb.org/mold.
Another valuable resource from NAHB is the “Scientific Literature Review of Mold,” which offers an expert panel’s review of existing scientific mold literature. The panel reported that mold can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals, but there is scant evidence that mold is linked to many other health problems. A similar conclusion was reached in a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine.
To order NAHB’s 160-page report, “Scientific Literature Review of Mold — A Report on the Health Effects of Indoor Mold,” from BuilderBooks.com, click here; to download it for free, association members can click here.
For more information on mold issues and resources available to members, contact NAHB's David Jaffe at 800-368-5242 x8317.
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