Mold, Lead, Asbestos: Hurricane Sandy Hidden Hazards
A little more than two years has passed since Hurricane Sandy made landfall and many are still recovering from the storm. Hurricane Sandy damaged thousands of homes and many have begun re building since than.
However, officials warn residents and business owners to be aware of the hidden hazards. Those hidden hazards can be mold, asbestos and lead paint. This warning was issued soon after the hurricane.
A recent article by App.com states that "One in 16 people tested so far under a state superstorm Sandy project had elevated lead levels." In addition, according to the state Department of Health, six percent of more than 1,200 children and adults had lead levels above a federal threshold.
Who Might Have Been Exposed to the Hidden Hazards After Hurricane Sandy?
Anyone who might have been living in the affected area might have been exposed. Exposure to mold, asbestos and lead paint can cause respiratory problems and can also greatly affect the health of anyone.
Testing for lead began this summer and will continue through the summer of this year. It is important to partner with inspectors and professionals who have had the proper training and experience to remove and remediate these hidden hazards.
If you need any help on removing any lead based paint, mold or asbestos Alliance Environmental Group,Inc is a certified contractor on different areas. Our professionals are trained in lead safe work practices, mold removal, and a licensed asbestos removal company.
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