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2014 Media Releases


Date:
October 14, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Kathy King REHS, Health Department, 402-441-6541

Quick Action Needed to Prevent Mold

Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in many wet homes and flooded basements, and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) urges the public to take prompt action to prevent the growth of molds.

"Molds are known to be allergens for some individuals and can exacerbate conditions such as asthma in others," said Kathy King, an Environmental Health Specialist with LLCHD. "Visible molds in buildings also are defined as a nuisance condition under City Code."

King recommends that property owners take the following steps:

More information on flood clean up and mold is available at epa.gov/mold.


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