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Environmental dangers to be aware of following a flood

Important information to be aware of, after a flood, includes the possibility of contamination from coming in contact with floodwaters, contaminated soil, or even the air in your home

 

February 13, 2020



According to the OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

“Although most floods do not cause serious outbreaks of infectious disease or chemical poisonings, they can cause sickness in workers and others who come in contact with contaminated floodwater. Floodwaters also may be contaminated by agricultural or industrial chemicals or by hazardous agents present at flooded hazardous waste sites.

Floodwater often contains infectious organisms, including intestinal bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Shigella; Hepatitis A Virus; and agents of typhoid, paratyphoid and teta...



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