PO Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
May 21, 2013

Mary E. O'Dowd, M.P.H.
Commissioner

For Further Information Contact:
Office of Communications
(609) 984-7160

Media Advisory - Commissioner of Health Mary E. O’Dowd to Host Mold Presentation for Residents/Business Owners of Union Beach

Tomorrow, Commissioner of Health Mary O'Dowd will give an overview on mold awareness, assessment and removal to the residents and business owners in Union Beach, New Jersey.  Commissioner O'Dowd will also answer questions about mold from residents that attend the presentation.   The Commissioner will be joined by Joe Eldridge, the Director of Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health Service for the Department.

Union Beach was particularly hard hit by Sandy with 1,400 of the town's homes being flooded.

Where:
Union Hose Fire Company
1224 Florence Ave, Union Beach

When:
Wednesday, May 22, 10:45 am

Tips for cleaning Mold Include:

  • Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, goggles and a mask
  • Open windows and doors to get fresh air when you use cleaning products
  • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other cleaners

 See the event flyer:  http://nj.gov/health/documents/mold_presentation_flyer.pdf