This image was captured in 2012, by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Scientist, Ginger L. Chew, Sc.D., one month after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeastern coastline of the United States. It is a closer view of a wooden wall stud that was found in the interior environment depicted in PHIL 20859, of a home that had been flooded during this natural disaster.
“Mold can cause fungal allergy and respiratory infections or worsen certain illnesses such as asthma. Molds are microorganisms that are found virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. The potential health effects of exposure to indoor mold are of increasing concern. Nevertheless, no conclusive evidence exists that inhalation of indoor mold is associated with a multitude of other health problems, such as pulmonary hemorrhage, memory loss, and lack of energy.”
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