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