This 60 second public service announcement is about how to deal with mold after a disaster. Created: 10/25/2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Date Released: 10/25/2017. Series Name: CDC Radio.
After hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, standing water and excess moisture help mold grow in your home, garage, and other structures. When you return to a home that has been flooded, know that you’re likely to have mold. Mold puts your family’s health at risk. If you have mold growing in your home, you should clean it up and fix other water problems, such as leaks in roofs, walls, or plumbing. Keep your children and pets out of affected areas until you’ve cleaned. Control moisture in your home to prevent mold growth. To remove mold growth from hard surfaces. use commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution of no more than one cup of household laundry bleach in one gallon of water. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions. Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. It will produce dangerous, toxic fumes. Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
For more information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.