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File #: 21-0079R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Mold in Housing
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
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: Kristerfer Burnett, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Phylicia Porter, Odette Ramos
Indexes: Housing, Informational Hearing, Mold
Attachments: 1. 21-0079R~1st Reader
* 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 Burnett



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 risk for many vulnerable members of our community, including infants and children, individuals with respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma, and persons with weakened immune systems.

Mold grows indoors, typically where there is water damage, high humidity, or dampness. Common sources of indoor moisture that can cause mold to grow include flooding, roof and plumbing leaks, and damp basements and crawl spaces.

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 aggravated asthma symptoms in people with asthma. Indoor exposure to mold can lead to flu-like symptoms, such as cough, congestion, headache, and fatigue.

The Baltimore City Council is interested in learning about mold in housing, City agencies’ current strategies to address mold in owner-occupied and rental housing, remedies tenants...

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