How to address mold after a flood

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The damage caused by flooding can linger long after water levels have subsided; mold left in the wake of a flood poses a significant threat. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Floods can quickly turn lives upside down. According to the World Health Organization, more than 2 billion people were affected by floods between 1998 and 2017, and those people no doubt recognize just how unsettling floods can be. The damage caused by flooding can linger long after water levels have subsided. Mold left in the wake of a flood poses a significant threat, and WebMD said that mold can be especially dangerous for people with respiratory issues like allergies or asthma. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, one of the organization’s chief concerns was to let those affected by the storm learn how to safely clean up mold. Mold cleanup must be done with a sense of urgency, as WebMD indicated that
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