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:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding them ... a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to provide ... need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian ... On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers ... a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, ... therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder ... pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 12, 2017   Divoti ... Medical Alert Jewelry up to the standard of the latest FDA ... (Launched: June 2017). Anyone in need of Medical ID ... Divoti Medical Alert Jewelry are engraved in terms of the ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on Provistaco.com ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: