Study: Health Risks of Household Mold Exaggerated

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

A new report says indoor mold has been blamed unfairly for a range of health problems. The report from the Institute of Medicine finds no good evidence that molds are responsible for things such as fatigue and memory loss. The study says molds are associated with less serious symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.