The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released a new fact sheet on mold earlier this month, which includes information on NTP’s current research efforts related to mold exposure.

  • NTP supported NIOSH in the development of an acoustical generator, a device that can create and disperse molds for rodent studies in a way that closely mimics real-world human exposure. The device will be used in upcoming short-term toxicology studies to help researchers characterize responses to different species of mold.
  • NTP is developing methods to more accurately and consistently determine the levels of fungal products in floor dust samples from water-damaged buildings.
  • NTP is working with researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences who are leading a study to assess the levels of fungal sensitization among farmers.
  • NTP is planning to launch a research program to study the long-term, low-dose health effects of deoxynivalenol, a mycotoxin produced by several species of a particular type of mold.