sábado, 31 de agosto de 2013

Health Tip: Cleaning Up From a Flood: MedlinePlus

Health Tip: Cleaning Up From a Flood: MedlinePlus


Health Tip: Cleaning Up From a Flood

Don't forget personal hygiene

By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Related MedlinePlus Page
(HealthDay News) -- If your home has been flooded after a recent hurricane or rain, make sure you take precautions to avoid making yourself sick.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests how to clean up after your home has been flooded:
  • Don't reenter your home unless authorities have told you the structure is safe.
  • Make sure there's no leak of carbon monoxide -- a deadly odorless, colorless gas -- from the furnace.
  • Discard anything that can't be washed and/or disinfected.
  • Once you've finished the cleanup, thoroughly wash with soap and water.
  • If your community has a boil-water advisory in effect, make sure to only use boiled or bottled water to clean and wash.
  • If you notice any open sores, cuts or wounds, carefully wash them with soap and safe water, and apply an antibiotic ointment.
  • If you feel sick or are injured, get medical help immediately.
  • Promptly launder any clothing that you wore during cleanup in hot water with detergent, in a separate laundry load from uncontaminated clothing.

1 comentario:

  1. Thank you for sharing this info. When Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of my best friend's home by the Jersey Shore, she was devastated. Fortunately her and her family didn't suffer any injuries. After doing some research we were able to find her some reliable professionals of storm damage repair and house raising for NJ residents. They explained that having a home raised is needed if the home is on poorly maintained or eroding soil, which makes it more prone to flooding.