Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 21–26 | Cite as

The Effects of Molds and Fungi on Young Children's Health: Families' and Educators' Roles in Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

  • Trudy K. Peterman
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
  • Qiuyun Lin


This article identifies the types of common and toxic mold that are found in homes, schools, and child care centers; explains the negative health effects of mold for infants and young children; discusses ways of preventing and controlling mold in homes, schools, and child care centers; and recommends appropriate responses to the international health issue of maintaining indoor air quality.

indoor air quality fungi mold mycotoxin Stachybotrys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trudy K. Peterman
    • 1
  • Mary Renck Jalongo
    • 1
  • Qiuyun Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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