Natural disasters that involve water present unique health hazards, requiring extra caution during the aftermath. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's resource Mold After a Disaster:
After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family.
In this October 2012 conversation, Chris and Andrea Fabry are joined by certified mold remediator Michael Pugliese to discuss the issues facing the victims of Hurricane Sandy. What steps should be taken after flooding occurs in your home? How can you safely and effectively deal with toxic mold and other environmental hazards? Don't miss this important edition of Toxic Talk Tuesday on Chris Fabry Live.
If you've experienced significant water damage due to flooding or water leaks, be sure to see our Water Damage Awareness Video Series. Topics include mold testing, myths surrounding the use of household bleach for clean-up, and symptoms of mold exposure. We also consider why some suffer ill health when exposed to contaminants in a water damaged building and others don't. Don't miss these helpful insights into the potential aftereffects of water damage and the steps you can take to protect your family's health.
Are you experiencing mysterious health symptoms with no medical explanation? Are you wondering if your symptoms are related to previous water damage due to flooding or water leaks? Our Environmental Health Survey is designed to assess the safety of a work or school environment, but may also be useful for families as they seek to gather information. (Please note: The survey is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.)
Click for PDF download: Environmental Health Survey for the Workplace