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Last Updated: February 20, 2019


Mold: Disaster Clean-Up

Images: NIH, FEMA

Big Idea: Mold and moisture following floods and other disasters should be handled by trained volunteers or professionals with boots, respirators, gloves, and coveralls.

Talking Point: Disaster clean-up resources are available from many federal agencies including EPA, FEMA, CDC, and NIEHS.

EPA, 2012, A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home
CDC, 2014, Facts about Mold and Dampness
NIEHS, 2017, Mold Clean-up and Treatment: Health and Safety Essentials for Workers, Volunteers and Homeowners

Categories: Mold/Moisture