Navigation Links
Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
Date:5/5/2011

THURSDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- People with allergies and asthma need to take extra precautions if their home is flooded, experts advise.

Failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity in a home that's been flooded can lead to long-term health risks, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

For example, standing water and wet materials quickly lead to the growth of mold, a common allergen. Symptoms of mold allergy include sneezing, itching, congestion, nasal discharge, coughing and wheezing.

"One of the biggest issues homeowners face is what to do about flooded carpeting," Dr. James L. Sublett, who chairs the group's indoor environments committee, said in a news release from the organization.

"The pads cannot be dried out and should be thrown away," Sublett said. "Carpets should be pulled up and thoroughly dried within the first 24 hours. In addition, wallboard damage will be hidden and, if it has become wet, it should be replaced to above the water line."

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urges anyone cleaning a home after a flood to wear an N-95 respirator mask, goggles, gloves, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and boots or work shoes.

Then, discard any items that got wet but cannot be cleaned.

The agency also emphasizes that portable generators should be placed outside and far away from the home to protect people from breathing in carbon dioxide and other harmful substances in the generator's exhaust fumes.

More information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has more about mold, moisture in the home.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, April 27, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. ShelterBox Response Team Leaving for Flood Struck Brazil
2. Church of Scientology Nashville Mobilizes Scientology Volunteer Ministers to Cope with Floods
3. New strain of bacteria discovered that could aid in oil spill, other environmental cleanup
4. Vegans elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12
5. Vegans elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12
6. Toxic toy crisis requires fresh solutions
7. Improving sonography requires improving sonography school admissions
8. Improved treatment access requires end to portrayal of drug abusers as already dead
9. UniqueU Medical Weight Loss Success Requires an Expansion and Move to a Larger Location
10. Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Arab women requires urgent attention
11. PCI Compliance and Data Security Requires Private Key Management – New Industry White Paper Explains
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Flood Cleanup Requires Extra Care for Those With Allergies
(Date:7/9/2014)... 10, 2014 -- The World Health Organization recommends that ... moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. ... MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to ... increase MVPA. In a new study scheduled for ... confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she ... of her. , "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is ... knew this was a serious diagnosis. Then I met Dr. ... involved a less invasive procedure. It was something I didn,t ... in a multi-center U.S. clinical trial to evaluate the safety ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively ... of breast cancers that have spread to the chest ... that grow into the skin, regardless of size and ... as stage III and called "locally advanced" tumors, ... cancer, often with poor survival. Locally advanced breast cancers ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... By looking at ... structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can ... binge drinking within the next two years. Impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking ... events and a family history of drug use contribute to ... child had had a single drink at age 14 was ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the ... to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, ... compound (AP39), designed and made at the University of Exeter, ... of very small amounts of the substance to the right ... have already found that the compound protects mitochondria the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth 2Health News:New type of stent could help some brain aneurysm patients 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:What drives a child to abuse alcohol? 2Health News:Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies 2
... 20, 2011) When two adjacent discs in the low ... or other symptoms, replacement with artificial discs can be a ... data from a randomized, multicenter trial recently published in the ... studies have compared single-disc replacement with fusion but this is ...
... All children should be screened for high cholesterol when they,re ... the National Lipid Association. The group also urges that ... elevated cholesterol be screened for cholesterol with a simple blood ... people know if a history of high cholesterol runs in ...
... (HealthDay News) -- People who have psoriasis and hypertension are ... more medications to control it, a new study suggests. ... causes itchy, thickened, dry, red patches on the skin. ... 835 patients who had psoriasis and hypertension. Their cases were ...
... as follows: SESSION I / Monday, May 23 ... Rates of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Real World Clinical ... Gandhi SK2, Bhandary D2, Stephenson JJ1, Gold A2, Fu AC1, ... Wilmington, Del. SESSION II / Tuesday, May 24 ...
... Aage Moller of UT Dallas is known throughout the world ... But back at The University of Texas at Dallas, he,s ... Moller received the President,s Teaching Excellence Award for Tenure-Track ... was selected from among more than 100 eligible faculty members ...
... provides evidence for significant differences between new and old ... a cheap, rapid and effective way to monitor the ... preservatives, blood stored in banks continues to age, resulting ... subsequent changes to cell properties and function. There ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2-year results: Artificial disc a viable alternative to fusion for 2-level disc disease 2Health News:Experts Say Cholesterol Screenings Should Start in Childhood 2Health News:Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked 2Health News:HealthCore presents ISPOR poster sessions 2Health News:UT Dallas' Moller receives teaching award 2Health News:Research provides insight into quality of stored blood used for transfusions 2Health News:Research provides insight into quality of stored blood used for transfusions 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it ... adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped ... to helping those in need; so to support these emergency ... up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  worldwide ... from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the Omni ... . The ODAC is a distinguished ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, ... filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of ... to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: