Safe and Effective 

Flood and Mold Remediation –

after Super Storm Sandy and other Natural Disasters.

March 13 – 15, 2013
at the  Seaview Hotel and Golf Club – Conference Center; Galloway, N.J.
(near Atlantic City, New Jersey)

International Conference  - Well Done

  • More than 53 Presentations and Papers

  • Attendees from around the world including France, Iceland, Canada, USA

  • Presentations by NJ & NY-DOH, NIOSH, OSHA, FEMA

  • Public Health & Remediation Industry Specialists

  • Union Safety and Health  Representatives

  • Conference Summary available now!

About Us

In response to the urgent needs and public attention to health and safety problems related to unprofessional and inexperienced Superstorm Sandy clean-up efforts by many home and business owners, volunteers, NGOs or contractors that resulted in media attention such as the “Sandy cough” several of the Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc. members decided to invite international and national experts to the people in the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) and others. We like to assist in the effort to do safe and effective flood and mold remediation, restoration and preservation of valuable. We want to present and discuss what has been learned from past experiences with natural disasters such as flooding, icing and storm damage as it relates to bioaerosols including mold, bacteria, bio-toxins and related hazards.  Due to the urgency of the situation an early conference date was chosen and we encourage you to register now.


The Fungal Research Group Foundation, Inc. (FRG-F) serves as the principle organizer of the


International Scientific Conferences on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, and Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments

The first professional meeting started in 1994 and has since continued in 1996, 1998, 2000 in Helsinki, Finland (together with Healthy Buildings 2000), 2003 and most recently in 2011 in Saratoga Springs, New York. This series of conferences brings together a wide range of leading international researchers and health experts devoted to research and education in public health and prevention. Furthermore, the FRG-F produces and publishes key presentations and research for experts and the public interest. We document the scientific meetings in order to advance the science and knowledge of indoor hygiene and safety at the work place. We promote interdisciplinary research and team work by scientists and practitioners, commercial firms and health and safety advocates, employers, unions, and building owners. Over the years, we have helped to recognize that indoor mold and bacteria from flooding, water damage or building dampness is a public and occupational health issue and needs to be addressed with special care and attention. We have published several books with peer-reviewed research papers and policy statements that are available for purchase and review (see below).

The FRG-F collaborates with governmental agencies such as the U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), New York State Department of Health and New York City department of health and other educational institutions or professional organizations (i.e., the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, N.Y.), the Albany Medical Center (Albany, New York), American Industrial Hygiene Association, International Commission Occupational Health  (Organic Dust Work-group), Mycotoxin Research Association (Germany), the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the University of Natal (South Africa) - Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health) and others.

The FRG-F supports networking of professionals, physicians, industrial hygienists, building engineers, educators and public health specialists to advance research, practical solutions and prevention.

List of longtime Consultants and Advisers to the FRG-F:

  • Harriet M. Ammann, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. - Olympia, Washington, USA
  • Pierre L. Auger M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC - Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Paul Ehrlich, M.D. - Allergy and Immunology, New York, N.Y., USA
  • Jan Grajewski, Ph.D. Prof. - Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Manfred Gareis, D.V.M., Prof. - University of Munich, Germany (Mycotoxin Research Editor)
  • Claude Mainville, P.E. - Naturair, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Philip R. Morey, Ph.D., CIH - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ed Olmsted, CIH - Garrison, New York, USA
  • Bill Sorenson, PhD., - NIOSH, Morgantown, WV (retired)
  • Tuula Putus, M.D., Prof. - Turku, Finland
  • Chin S. Yang, Ph.D. - Prestige EnviroMicrobiology, Inc., Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
  • others

2013 Conference & Meeting Scientific Committee & Faculty:

Cooperation with

New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)

and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WES).

Harriet M. Ammann, Ph.D., D.A.B.T. - Olympia, Washington, USA
Pierre L. Auger M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC - Montréal, Québec, Canada
Eugene Cole, Prof., Environmental Health Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Denis Charpin, M.D., Prof. - Marseille, France

Jean Cox-Ganser, Ph.D. (NIOSH) - Morgantown, WestVirginia, USA

Rick Engler, Director New Jersey Work Environment Council, (WEC), NJ, USA

Manfred Gareis, D.V.M., Prof. – University of Munich, Germany

Eckardt Johanning, M.D., M.Sc., Fungal Research Group Foundation, Albany, N.Y., USA

Laura Kolb, Director, (EPA) - Washington, D.C., USA (invited)

Wolfgang Lorenz, Ph.D., Institute for Indoor Diagnosis, Düsseldorf, Germany

Claude Mainville, P.E. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
Mark J. Mendell, Ph.D. - Berkeley, California, USA,
Philip R. Morey, Ph.D., CIH – Environ, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Ed Olmsted, CIH - Garrison, New York, USA
Michael Pinto, Wonder Makers Environmental, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Tuula Putus, M.D., Prof. - Turku, Finland

Joel Shufro, New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH)