SURVIVORS of the recent Hurricane Sandy in the United States are battling this villain of the moment: Mold.
Erupting in fuzzy streaks of brown and black in houses flooded by Hurricane Sandy, mold has become a constant topic of conversation among elected officials, health professionals and residents of waterlogged communities in the months since the storm, reported the New York Times this weekend.
The debate about how best to attack the problem has been hampered by the somewhat ambiguous science on its harmfulness. Many studies link mold to the aggravation of respiratory illnesses – though, not all mold species are considered toxic.
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To see a short video on interviews with families affected by mold, click here: http://nyti.ms/15oRvAm