Hurricane flood waters have
receded, leaving a mess and a growing health hazard — Mold.
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Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, torrential rain or snow storms and tornadoes are devastating. Workers and the public are at times unaware of the hazards they may face during clean-up. Water damage and the resulting mold can be a major health hazard. Many types of mold are innocuous, but other types can be extremely toxic. Prolonged exposure to mold and the chemicals used in clean-up can result in allergies, asthma, or lung damage.
There are no OSHA or EPA
standards or regulations for mold exposure. However NIOSH and OSHA have provided guidelines on personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers during mold remediation.
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