Tuesday, September 06, 2011 3:12:39 PM
In response to general health concerns in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Department of Health and Senior Services opened a toll-free Public Health Call Center to provide callers with information about prevention and treatment of mold, disposal of spoiled food due to power outages and water concerns.
To reach health experts in the Public Health Information Call Center, the toll free number is: 1-866-234-0964.
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The call center is being staffed by health experts from the Department's Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health who can answer questions about prevention/treatment of mold growth in flooded homes and businesses, disposal of food spoiled as a result of power outages and concerns about water that needs to be treated to make it safe for drinking and other uses.
Additional information about hurricane and flood recovery is available at www.state.nj.us/health/er/natural.shtml.