To minimize exposure and/or potential health risks from conducting a mold remediation project, take the following precautions:

  • Wear respiratory (nose and mouth) protection when handling or cleaning moldy materials.
  • The minimal type of breathing mask, or respirator, that should be used for protection from mold particles is an “N-95” particulate respirator approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  • Wear protective clothing that can be laundered or discarded after the project.
  • Wear gloves and eye protection.
  • Follow the recommended mold cleaning and removal steps to minimize dust dispersal.