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Precautions to take when cleaning up flood-hit homes

Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 11:41:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — When going back to your home after flooding, University of Nebraska Medical Center Allergist and Professor Jill Poole, M.D. says you need to take certain precautions, especially if you have allergies, asthma or other respiratory diseases.

Flooded homes may contain bacteria and mold which could pose a risk to those helping in cleanup efforts. To avoid exposure, especially to the lungs, you can wear masks and respirators to avoid inhaling anything that may be harmful.

Other things they say you need watch out for are chemical interactions which could produce harmful gases as well as toxins that may be given off by generators.