Wednesday, February 12, 2020

FM #204 - Health Director Cathleen Liberty talks about mold (audio)

FM #204

This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 204 in the series, that we are now producing in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (

Health Director Cathleen Liberty talks about mold, what to be concerned about, hoping to dispel some of the misunderstanding around mold and calm some fears about mold. Mold is a naturally occurring thing.

People with sensitivity to mold can have some health issues caused by it. MA does not have a ‘mold standard’. Bleach does not get rid of mold and may actually worsen it. Mold can be cleaned thoroughly with soap and water. If mold is on cloth, it may not be worth keeping. Mold is a stubborn substance.

The Board of Health can only enforce prevention of the water source or remediation of the water source/leak.

Contact the Board of Health if there are questions about mold. Contact info for The Town of Franklin Health Dept is included in the show notes

As mentioned we also provide a link to the Centers for Disease Control page with information on mold

Without further ado, here is the recording of my conversation with Cathleen discussing mold, it runs approx 10 minutes


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Centers for Disease Control page with information on mold
Centers for Disease Control page with information on mold

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