The Center for School Mold Help (SMH) is a 501c3, charitable and educational nonprofit. SMH provides educational and scientific information to the public about toxic mold and Sick Building Syndrome, related to damp school buildings.
To access the entire site and view an archive of extensive, authoritative info about Sick Building Symptoms, a Fungal Glossary w/ citations, Mold Research, Remediation, Mold Testing, Steps to Follow, and many more Resources,
it is necessary to register.
Water-stained ceiling tiles in Seattle, Washington's Nathan Hale High School (above) ...see what is under them, below....
States where The Center for School Mold Help
provided direct assistance to communities with school mold
Testimonials about how using The Center for School Mold Help resources provided vital help:
“The benefits of the School Mold Help website are far too many to mention. It is the best site on the Internet about school mold .... It has fact, recent research, and the most up-to-date information that keeps you going back for answers to questions.
With all the testimonies on the website, it has made our family feel not alone on this issue.”
Dick, Jeanne and Jade Black, Wisconsin
“Just a note to thank you for the help you and your website has given me over the last year or so. I think the biggest help for me was learning that I am not alone in my school mold plight. Just knowing that there are many other people that have been affected and/or devastated by their exposure to molds in the school environment has been a lifesaver for me.
As of this writing I have located three former staff members that have died of lung cancer, one that has died of an "auto immune" disorder and three besides me that have become disabled or have taken early retirement because of their immune system breakdown.
I am so very thankful to you for helping me realize that while I stand alone here I am not alone totally.
“When one is made ill from exposure to mold and other biotoxin information is key in resolving the issues. The Center for School Mold Help (SMH) was instrumental in helping me understand the health issues related to my illness and directing me to cutting-edge research regarding these
conditions. This helped me improve my own health, which had suffered greatly in the multiple sick schools where I taught.
The Center for School Mold Help is the only comprehensive educational organization in the United States focusing exclusively on offering help for school mold to parents, teachers, and
students across the nation. Their tireless work is essential to helping districts, parents, and teachers address their environmental safety issues within schools.”
I am deeply indebted to (Director) Sue Brinchman and the Center of School Mold Help. Without their support and resources our children and teachers would have been forced to spend many more years in moldy toxic portable classrooms.
M. Cantor, Maryland
I would like to take a moment to express how valuable this site, The Center for School Mold Help and their work is, to the ordinary citizen.
Recently, I found out I was going to work everyday, trapped in a mold-infested portable that was deteriorating my health, daily. At the point that I was advised that the entire portable was designated as severely contaminated with "Abundant" levels of toxic mold, I began searching the net for information to aid in my diminishing health concerns. I was unable to breathe properly, coughing non-stop and tasting blood in the back of my throat, as well my skin was growing mold on my face. I found this site to be the best for not only information but support through emails from an individual who understood what I was going through … and who provided some guidance.
No one wanted to help, it seemed, because they were uneducated about the topic and did not have the time or inclination to do any work on it to study the dangers anymore. My employer just wanted it to go away, of course... With the support of this site, we together, made some progress with our employer, forced them to take notice and make some changes to improve the state of our workplace as well as our health and the health of the children in our classrooms.
In the spring of 2004, I began fainting at work. I thought I’d been poisoned. My throat was closing, I was dizzy, disoriented, was extremely tired and had an omnipresent cough. I’d been working in a library with an exposed ceiling due to constant leaking. Custodians didn’t want to keep replacing tiles, so they hung a roof tarp under ceiling spaces and placed a bucket under the lowest edge of the tarp. This remained for years. I had an elderly volunteer who shelved the books. She developed more and more difficulty breathing and would leave early. She finally had such asthma attacks that she had heart surgery and passed away after complications.
With no replacement, I began shelving the books. After a while I felt more and more disoriented dealing with the books. Finally, after fainting holding a book that turned out to be extremely moldy, I realized I was being affected by molds and mold poisons.
Being a research librarian I hit the Internet and began poking through the dramatic and the fact based mold information. Luckily I came across the School Mold Help website which served many needs. I was able to get information on what was happening to me. There were links to stories of others who had gone down the path I was on.
Using guidance from School Mold Help, I learned how to obtain samples from my area … and made connections with others that still are important to me today, two years later.
Click register to access our extensive information about school mold recognition, prevention and solutions! Our information also applies to many other mold exposures, such as those found in office buildings and homes.
Looking up at ceiling in same school (below) - note toxic black mold colonies growing under damp tiles that fell off ceiling
The Center for School Mold Help (SMH) has been founded to educate the public about mold in damp school buildings, in order to help prevent, address, and end this major health threat to students and school staff.
This website has all the information from our previous page, plus more - with much more to come!
What's new on this site?
A superior Fungal Glossary, courtesy of The Center for Indoor Air Research, TX Tech University. This glossary includes health effects of molds & mycotoxins with research citations.
access to more sevices and products on our Resource page
ability to upload your school mold video story to a special SMH YouTube page
results of the SMH Sick Building Syndrome/Mold Survey
networking opportunities for groups and individuals
This site is dedicated to all those who are concerned about building a strong, healthy America.