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File #: 19-0148R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Mold in Housing
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 4/15/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Mold in Housing For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the Health Commissioner, and the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health or his designee to appear before the City Council to discuss the potential dangers of mold in housing.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, Kristerfer Burnett, Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Eric T. Costello
Indexes: Housing, Informational Hearing, Mold
Attachments: 1. 19-0148R~1st Reader, 2. DGS 19-0148R, 3. Finance 19-0148R, 4. Law 19-0148R, 5. DHCD 19-0148R, 6. BCHD 19-0148R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Mold in Housing
For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the Health Commissioner, and the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health or his designee to appear before the City Council to discuss the potential dangers of mold in housing.
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Mold is a health danger to many vulnerable populations. It grows where there is moisture; walls, ceilings, carpets, tile, or furniture can all be good environments for mold. Mold allergies manifest themselves through watery eyes, nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, headaches, and difficulty breathing. People that are immune compromised or have chronic lung illness can get serious lung infections from mold exposure. The Institute of Medicine has found sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold to upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughs, and wheezing in otherwise healthy people, and to asthma symptoms in people with asthma. Many children in Baltimore suffer from asthma, and their health is particularly at risk if they are exposed to mold in their homes. The Baltimore City Council is interested in learning about mold in housing and how we can protect our citizens from its dangers.

Now, therefore, be it resolved b...

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