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De Blasio Proposes Post-Storm Mold Plan

Unchecked mold is a health hazard to people with mold allergies

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    New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says more needs to be done to fight mold in homes flooded by Sandy.
     
    Unchecked mold is a health hazard to people with mold allergies.
     

    De Blasio is asking for FEMA aid to fund more inspections. He's also calling on the city to set up a mold hotline and perform health monitoring. He says thousands of moldy homes are making New Yorkers sick.  
    The federal government does not reimburse homeowners for mold remediation, nor does a city repair program aimed at restoring heat and electricity to damaged buildings.
     
    Property owners are generally responsible for paying for mold cleanup themselves.


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