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Indoor Air Quality

Environmental Health Program

  •  407-858-1497
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    Fax

    407-228-1467 or 407-228-1468
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    Mailing Address

    1001 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200 

    Orlando, FL 32803 

     

Indoor Air Quality Program 

It is important to note that Florida Statutes do not require mold cleanup and/or removal.

Poor indoor air quality can be linked to a variety of respiratory ailments. The Florida Department of Health does not have mold or indoor air quality (IAQ) regulatory authority. In addition, Florida Department of Health does not recommend mold testing or sampling to see if you have a mold problem, or to see what kind of mold might be growing.  All indoor mold growth should be removed, regardless of type.

The primary function of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, Indoor Air Quality Program is to provide advice and expertise relating to indoor air quality concerns. For more information on indoor air quality and mold, see resources listed below. If you still have questions or concerns, or to schedule an indoor air quality assessment, please contact our office at 407-858-1497
Indoor Air Quality assessment fee is $65.00.

Indoor Air Quality Complaints in Apartments and Hotels

Apartments, hotels and motels are regulated as public lodging establishments by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR), Division of Hotels and Restaurants.  If you have a problem or complaint regarding any issue including sanitation and safety with these types of establishments, contact DBPR.  You may file a complaint online with the DBPR  or call their service center by phone at 850-487-1395. 

Landlord Tenant Issues Related to Indoor Air Quality/Mold Issues

Single family residences, duplexes, triplexes, and apartments under four units are covered under the Florida Landlord/Tenant Law.  Most unresolved landlord-tenant issues related to indoor air quality or mold are best handled using the local court system.  For legal information regarding this topic please contact your attorney.  You may also contact The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association online or call them at 407-841-8310.

Mold

Molds are types of fungi that grow in the natural environment. Tiny particles of mold can be found everywhere in indoor and outdoor air. Mold needs moisture to grow. Indoors molds are commonly found anywhere where humidity levels are high. More information on mold can be found on the Florida Department of Health Mold Web PageNote:  If you desire to remain on this page right click on the link and select Open in new window

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County Indoor Air Program is here to assist you by:

  • Providing technical assistance and advice on issues relating to mold
  • Providing information and other resources on mold and moisture control.

We do not provide mold testing.

If you suspect that you have a mold problem or would like more information, please call us at: 407-858-1497.

Radon

Radon is an odorless, tasteless naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the decay of radium in the soil. Radium is a decay product of uranium, which is present in almost all rocks and soil. Chronic exposure to elevated levels of radon can cause lung cancer. Most radon comes into buildings or homes from the soil and rock beneath it.

Radon Testing

The only way of knowing the concentration of Radon in your home is by testing. There are two different types of tests:

  • Short-term (Charcoal Canister)
  • Long-term  (Alpha-Trak Detector)

Once you know the concentration of Radon in your home, there are several radon mitigation methods. For more information about Radon, please call us at 407-858-1497 or read more at the Florida Department of Health Radon web page. Note:  If you desire to remain on this page right click on the link and select Open in new window

Resources

General

Mold