State Warns Of Contamination, Chemicals In Irene’s Cleanup

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The State’s Health Commissioner is urging people who are cleaning up following Tropical Storm Irene to be aware of safety hazards.

Dr. Harry Chen warns that the dust, mud and floodwaters may contain potentially dangerous bacteria and chemicals.

(Chen) "Wear protection, whether it be rubber gloves, rubber boots, cover your skin with long pants and long shirts, I’d say eye protection and a mask would be what I would recommend"

Dr. Chen also recommends not allowing children to help with cleaning up debris.

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