Point Pleasant Beach News
Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents
PAMPHLET AVAILABLE AT: http://www.state.nj.us/health/ceohs/documents/mold_guidelines.pdf
The New Jersey Department of Health today released Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The guidelines were developed to better inform homeowners on how to ensure their homes are cleaned and remediated properly to avoid mold problems now and in the future. They were developed with feedback from state and federal partners as well as environmental health advocacy organizations
Molds can cause staining of walls and ceilings and can affect building components causing property damage. Exposure to mold can cause nasal and throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. The pamphlet addresses a number of topics including mold-related health concerns, how to inspect for mold and tools and techniques for clean-up. The brochure will be distributed to local and county health departments and other stakeholders. If your residents would like a copy of the pamphlet they can call 609-826-4950. In addition, residents can also call 609-826-4950 to speak with the Department's Environmental and Occupation Health Assessment Program staff about mold removal questions.
Published April16, 2013 | Announcements | 1573