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New Resources Available on Mold Clean-Up After Disasters/Flood Events

posted on Jan 20, 2018
The Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup After Disasters and Flooding and Mold Children's Activity Books from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are now available on the PEHSU website.
 
In 2015, harmonized efforts created federal agency guidelines for mold remediation in response to the events of Hurricane Sandy in 2013. This includes guidance from federal agencies such as the CDC, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) on safe mold clean-up after a natural disaster. This document was the culmination of two years of meetings and providing supporting literature for recommendations.
 
 
Flooding and Mold is the latest activity book created by CDC health communicators and scientists. The activity book explains to children how mold can occur after major flood events such as hurricanes. The book stresses that children should not take place in disaster clean-up and that adults should take precautions when remediating flood-damaged homes. Also, available in Spanish
 
Additional activity books in the Ready Wrigley series are available and cover a variety of topics, such as mosquitos, hurricanes, extreme heat or cold, tornadoes, and flu season. Many of these books are also available in Spanish.