MMWR Recommendations and Reports
Volume 55, No. RR-8, June 9, 2006

Extensive water damage after major hurricanes and floods increases the potential for mold contamination in homes and other buildings. Although undisturbed mold is not a substantial health problem, the fungus is a greater hazard for persons with impaired host defenses or allergies. This report presents information on how to prevent the growth of and limit exposure to mold and how to prevent mold-related health effects.

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