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Risks of cancer and illness returning home after wildfires
Post fire, flood and disaster recovery is more than just financial. It is also being aware of potential unseen health and safety risks to you and your family Kindle Edition now available
By: Post Fire Flood and Disaster Guidebook
This book is helpful to victims of disasters, disaster response workers, restoration and post disaster recovery and moving teams in addition to insurance adjusters and others. Helpful information for your family and pets.
This book will help you through the first phase of the disaster. Regardless as it being a personal disaster, multi unit disaster or community disaster. It will assist with your safety, the safety of response persons working on your behalf and can also reduce the losses suffered in your home or business.
From walking into your water backed up basement to cleaning the ash and soot from your wall, there are many health risks (especially for pregnant women, children and those with reduced immune and respiratory systems). You may want to rush in and get started on realizing the true losses and start the recovery but doing so may increase long term health impacts. Proper safety precautions need to be followed. If you hire persons to help in the clean and recovery phase without providing WCB and personal protection equipment along with insufficient training, you can be opening yourself up to a much higher cost of being liable for those persons health issues at a later stage.
You will need to also understand that the behaviour of each fire is unique, so are people in the manner which they deal with tragedy and loss. Children may seem ok and well adjusted but they also can lack the proper skills and ability to verbalise their feelings and emotions. Many parents can assume that if the children seem ok, they need not worry and may overlook warning signs that the children are not actually dealing with the issues.
There are a great amount of information in this guidebook to help yourself, your family and others through tragic times. Especially after wildfires where the long term health risks of the post fire clean up process is just starting to be understood and dealt with. Getting back into your home and starting to do "anything" may give you a sense of empowerment after being powerless during the tragedy but do not allow it to come at a long term cost to you and your family. You can even borrow the book free if you are enrolled in the Kindle e-book loan program after the 5 day free for all Kindle users. Amazon only allows me, as the author to give it away free for 5 days per 90 days. (December 16-21) so get it now, even if it is for reading later.
Click the following link to find the Kindle Version. The print edition is also available worldwide on Amazon.
BISAC: Social Science / Disasters & Disaster Relief
Page Updated Last on: Dec 20, 2017