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What to Wear before entering a Home or Building with Mold Damage

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What to Wear before entering a Home or Building with Mold Damage

  • Goggles or eye protection
  • N-95 respirator or one that provides even more protection
    (check packaging for “N-95”)
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Protective gloves
  • Long pants
  • Waterproof boots

CAUTION!

If you have a breathing problem like asthma, do not enter a building with mold damage. Mold can make asthma symptoms worse.

If you have a weakened immune system (such as from cancer treatment or medicines that suppress the immune system), do not enter a building with mold damage. People with a weakened immune system are more likely to get a serious illness from mold.

Children should also not enter buildings with mold damage.

MORE INFORMATION ON REMOVING MOLD:
www.cdc.gov/mold/cleanup-guide.html

MORE INFORMATION ON WEARING RESPIRATORS:
www.cdc.gov/disasters/disease/respiratory.html

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