Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods


Subject:
Pollutants & Toxic Substances , Water , Public Health & Safety , Hurricane Katrina , Environment , Floods , Flood Cleanup , Public Health , Air Quality, Indoor , Mold & Mildew

Description:
This document, originally prepared as a response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, "is intended to more broadly address public health concerns related to limiting exposure to mold and identifying, preventing, and managing mold-related health effects" following natural disasters and flooding. Provides background on the health effects of molds, and guidelines for assessing and cleaning up mold-contaminated buildings and household items. From the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5508a1.htm


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