Flooding Brings Black Mold to Metro Detroit

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Experts warn flooded basements and other rooms are prime breeding ground for disease-causing “black mold.”

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The heavy rainfall that recently drenched Metro Detroit brought with it one typical result: Flooding.

Especially flooding in numerous people’s basements.

That’s a problem for more than the décor. It turns the room into a likely breeding ground for the dangerous substance known as “black mold.”

A physician who’s spent 40 years treating problems related to black mold, Dallas-based Dr. Alfred Johnson, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the substance poses a true health concern.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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