Battling mold

(Credit: Urbanite)

(Courtesy of Liz Krueger's office)

State Sen. Liz Krueger announced yesterday legislation that will help residents and landlords battle toxic mold in homes, the senator’s office said.

The legislation, if passed, would require the state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner to certify anyone that remediates mold commercially.

“I constantly hear from constituents who have paid to have mold removed, and then find out the mold has returned,” Krueger said at a rally in front of City Hall yesterday.

She and New Yorkers with mold-related illnesses held a press conference to support the legislation and other tougher regulations. The event coincided with a meeting of the Toxic Mold Task Force, which is drafting a report to send to the governor and legislature.

Mold is a major contributing factor to poor air quality in homes and can cause health problems, the senator’s office said.

Tags: health

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