Resources for dealing with mold related problems

Thursday, March 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The News on Six's Tami Marler has been investigating a mold problem at an Okmulgee school, and response from the community has been pouring in. KOTV has taken hundreds of phone calls from residents of Green Country who believe that they might be having mold related problems at their homes and businesses.

As a service to the community, KOTV instituted the Mold Hotline held during the News on Six at 5 and 6pm. KOTV has contacted local experts on different facets of mold problems - listed here are the public resources that available to our community. Note: all telephone numbers listed are in the 918 area code.

Mold Resources
Indoor Air Quality check-ups (overall)Randy Smith, US Source Control
Remediation that requires constructionDan Gaasch, Diversified Construction 587-0249
John Kittleson, Service Master 250-7040
Mold sample gathering/testingDr. Estelle Levetin, University of Tulsa 631-2764
On-site fungal testingJeff Jenkins, Certified Industrial Hygienist250-2686
Rob Thompson, Certified Industrial Hygienist584-3363
Medical AssistanceAllergy Clinic of Tulsa743-6175
County Health DepartmentJohn Zima595-4345

The Federal Government also provides a resource for mold information. Contact Mike Miller of the EPA in Dallas at 214-665-7550. Mr. Miller can provide advice, but not repair, remediation, or code enforcement.

The News On Six will be addressing concerns on the air and on in future follow ups.