Adjusters and volunteers returning from working along the Gulf Coast region have brought more than just the feeling of a job well done with them. They’ve begun to develop a number of different, and in some cases, unexplainable, health symptoms ranging from what some have called the “Katrina Cough” or “mold cold” to antibiotic resistant injuries and infections, meningitis, and even post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In the inundated quarters around New Orleans, long-term flooding has created a host of contamination problems. Under such conditions improper cleanup can create short-term and long-term problems for both the workers and residents who will reoccupy the damaged structures.

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