Sandy’s Damage Also Includes Health Dangers

Contaminated water, questionable food and toxic mold are just some of the health problems left by Hurricane Sandy’s trail of destruction along the East Coast. Public health officials told National Public Radio that residents in areas devastated by the superstorm face several risks, not the least of which is polluted floodwater. Water that filled people’s basements and garages could contain a nasty mix of chemicals, pesticides, paint, gasoline and all the other things that people typically store in those areas, …