"Water damage inside buildings after disasters contributes to the growth of mold. Workers exposed to mold during disaster recovery and cleanup may experience a variety of health problems. Removing mold growth and correcting the underlying source of water responsible for the mold contamination can help to reduce mold exposures and related health symptoms. This safety and health reference guide summarizes basic procedures for mold remediation for workers involved in home rebuilding and rehabilitation after disasters. When disaster recovery activities require significant mold remediation or when workers are inexperienced in this type of task, refer to more detailed guidance on how to safely and effectively remove and clean up mold. Several resources, including some that describe how to train workers performing mold remediation, are provided in the Additional Resources section of this guide."
Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/