FEMA offers tips on dealing with mold caused by Irene

THE BRONX - As many Bronx residents continue dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, experts say mold that builds up over time could have a serious effect on health.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has some tips to help deal with mold issues in homes. First, officials say don't take a risk with any moldy carpeting or furniture. Just throw it out.

They say residents should scrub down contaminated walls and floors as good as possible. They recommend using a cup and a half of bleach per gallon of water. They add that contaminated areas should be well ventilated.

When cleaning those areas, residents should wear a filter mask and gloves.

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