Major Mold Problems Expected Subsequent to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

 

Rescue boats fill a flooded street at flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

September 16, 2017

Major mold problems are expected in the Houston area and throughout Florida, following the flooding and destruction left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in August and September 2017.

Those affected by the storms may want to refer to the following Paradigm Change website page for information on coping with water damage.

Flooding and Water Damage

 

The Atlantic covered the issue of mold-related health problems (including discussion of neurological issues that mold can cause) in a story called “The Looming Consequences of Breathing Mold.”

The Atlantic – August 31, 2017

 

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker offers a document discussing common pitfalls that hurricane and flooding victims frequently encounter when attempting to cope with the aftereffects of the situation.

Surviving Mold – August 2017

 

Dr. Richard Corsi of the University of Texas at Austin discusses indoor air quality issues in the wake of hurricanes.

Richard Corsi – September 3, 2017

 

Dave Asprey discusses issues related to dealing with mold issues subsequent to floods.

Bulletproof – September 2017

 

Dr. Jill Carnahan discusses steps to take after hurricanes.

Dr. Jill Carnahan – September 12, 2017

 

The Intercept asks the question “Who gets to rebuild after Harvey?”

The Intercept – August 30, 2017

 

Following is a running list of additional media articles discussing mold issues in the wake of the hurricanes.

The Conversation – September 2017

The Brunswick News – September 19, 2017

Vox – September 19, 2017

USA Today – September 14, 2017

Space Coast Daily – September 13, 2017

Washington Post – September 12, 2017

KHOU Houston – September 11, 2017

Orlando Sentinel – September 10, 2017

Houston Press– September 8, 2017

Click 2 Houston – September 8, 2017

Chicago Tribune – September 7, 2017

The Hamilton Spectator – September 7, 2017

Click 2 Houston – September 4, 2017

USA Today – September 2, 2017

CBS News – September 1, 2017

US News and World Report – September 1, 2017

Houston Business Journal – August 31, 2017

The Hill – August 31, 2017

Inside Climate News – August 31, 2017

Mother Jones – August 30, 2017

CBS News – August 30, 2017

Medical Daily – August 30, 2017

TMC News – August 30, 2017

The Washington Post – August 29, 2017

Huffington Post – August 28, 2017

Newsweek – August 28, 2017

ABC News – August 28, 2017

 

This is not the first time in recent years that the Houston area has experienced dangerous flooding issues, and Paradigm Change covered the situation of mold issues in Houston in subsequent to the flooding in May 2015.

Flooding in Texas Creates Mold Hazard

 

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