Practical Advice in Reducing Health and Safety Risk in the Aftermath of Weather-Related Emergencies

October 21
12-1pm

Online

Hosted by the Center for Public Health Workforce Development at the Rutgers School of Public Health

Hurricanes Floyd, Sandy, Irene, and most recently Ida – have shown us that we are in a ‘new normal’ for hazardous New Jersey weather. How can homeowners, renters and small businesses safely clean up their properties after a storm to prevent injury, exposure to harmful contaminants, and potential health effects?

What should I do with the rugs? Should I use bleach? How do I know if mold is present? Are there toxins in leftover flood waters? These and other issues and risks will be presented with meaningful and practical guidance.

Presented by Dr. Jack Caravanos, Clinical Professor of Environmental Public Health Sciences, NYU School of Global Public Health.