Safety advocate group NYCOSH warns of mold in Sandy-struck homes
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Sandy victims dealing with mold
Two public meetings with be held on how to deal with mold post-Sandy.
The meetings will be held:
Aug. 20 at Tanner Park in Copaigue at 7 p.m.
Aug. 27 Merrick Library in Merrick at 7 p.m.
The CDC Long Island will provide free mold remediation services at the meetings. Officials say residents can also buy moisture meters from local plumbing stores to test mold in your home.
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