Asbestos & Mold


Asbestos is the name used to group a class of naturally occurring mineral fibers that have been widely used for industrial processes and products and is associated with adverse effects on human health.

Contact Linda DeWitt, Asbestos program Coordinator or Jacob Ojeda, Asbestos Inspector with The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for more information.


Mold can cause fungal allergy and respiratory infections or worsen certain illnesses such as asthma. Molds are microorganisms that are found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. The potential health effects of exposure to indoor mold are of increasing concern. Nevertheless, no conclusive evidence exists that inhalation of indoor mold is associated with a multitude of other health problems, such as pulmonary hemorrhage, memory loss, and lack of energy.

View a brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home - Environmental Protection Agency:

*Teton County Environmental Health does not inspect private cases of Asbestos and/or Mold.