Posted February 05, 2020 05:06:14Some homes have been contaminated with a toxic black mould that was first detected in a family home in North Carolina.
The mold has since been found in homes across the country.
The city of Durham said in a statement that the city’s health department is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to determine the cause of the contamination.
The state health department said in an email that the county health department, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been investigating.
It is still too early to tell if the mold is linked to any illnesses, according to the email.
The EPA and the Department of Homeland Security have launched a joint investigation.
The CDC has also been working with Durham officials to identify potential exposure to mold, according the email, which did not say what kind of mold was found.
“The EPA has made it a priority to identify and address this problem and to continue to make sure our residents are not exposed to this type of mold in the future,” the agency said.