Giving Back to the Community

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For over 20 years, Microecologies has been actively involved in community service projects. This includes the AIM (Asthma Intervention Methods) Program, which Microecologies authored and implemented in East Harlem through a partnership with the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Services, Inc.

Microecologies’ team of inspectors is partners with the NYC Department of Health’s East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence, providing no-fee environmental inspection and remediation services for low-income residents with family members suffering from asthma. Microecologies is also partnered with Mt. Sinai Hospital in a project to identify lead hazards in children’s products being sold in retail outlets. Microecologies community service efforts also include work with WE-ACT on proposed changes to the International Building Code, which led to the NYC Building Code change in 2014 prohibiting the use of sheetrock in basements and other water damage prone areas to help reduce mold growth.

Microecologies is the author of the Mold Clean-up Guidelines for Residents adopted by HUD and of various protocols for mold and HVAC inspection and remediation. Microecologies is an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, and was actively involved in the New Orleans area Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, including writing and co-producing a training video entitled Mold Clean-up Guidance for New Orleans Area Residents Affected by Hurricane Katrina, which has been adopted by the World Health Organization. From 2012 through 2014, Microecologies was involved with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, including a collaboration with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC) 2000-home mold treatment program. Microecologies is also an acknowledged contributor to the National Institute of Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) Disaster Recovery – Mold Remediation Guidance booklet.