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

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

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).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)



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