Molloy Environmental

What's in
WTC Debris?
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Tests & Bulletins
Health Effects of WTC Toxins Protective
Masks & Suits

How to Hire a
Decontamination Professional



How to Rid Your Home and Office
of World Trade Center Dust

***When cleaning, be sure to wear
the appropriate mask and filter
and disposable Tyvek suit.***

Step 1 - Vacuum Twice with a HEPA Filter
Vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum cleaner at least two times before you damp mop.

This will remove much of the dust without spreading it to other surfaces.

Vacuums without a HEPA filter release fine particles of contaminated dust into the air.

Step 2 - Damp Mop and Damp Wipe
Don't damp mop or damp wipe until all surfaces have been thoroughly vacuumed at least two times with a HEPA vacuum.

Damp mopping can spread the dust to other surfaces.

Be aware that the WTC dust can stain some fabrics and surfaces.

Step 3 - Be Sure You're Safe - Testing and Clearance
After you or an environmental professional has cleaned your space, we recommend that the air and surfaces be professionally tested to make sure they are safe. You may also want a professional environmental consultant to monitor the cleaning process.


Don't Spread the Dust Around
Wear a disposal Tyvek suit when cleaning and throw it away when you're done. That way, dust won't cling to your clothes and shoes and recontaminate your space.

Different Cleaning Methods for Different Surfaces and Fabrics
Because the materials to be cleaned vary so much, we cannot recommend one method. To be sure you're safe, ask a professional or firm specializing in environmental cleaning and abatement to recommend and/or conduct proper cleaning and testing for your home, office and possessions.