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And millions of people's homes and businesses.
Have been destroyed or badly damaged by hurricane sandy and that has.
A great many doctors worried about the kind of the impact it might be having on thousands of people's health.
Especially for those who were already facing serious disabilities.
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Doctor Manny Alvarez is the senior managing editor for foxnews.com.
Slash health and -- a member of the Fox News medical late team he was out surveying the scene this weekend.
After -- went to various locations you met with mr.
-- -- we just heard from talk to us about -- Well you know it's it's been several weeks now since the hurricane and for many folks in Long Island Staten Island -- New Jersey.
And it it seems that it's still just like it happened yesterday many -- -- folks still have no power no heat.
And what worries me the most is now the health conditions that a lot of these communities are facing.
You know frank is a perfect example -- there's a lot of Americans with disabilities.
Really have no access to the services that they once had.
They can get around they they can you know maintain their their -- sort of lifestyles that you will.
Because they require special needs.
And you know it's still this community of many thousands of people are completely displays.
They have no running water no no heat.
You see a lot of things happening a lot of them are coughing a lot of them have rashes.
A lot of them have -- use of the are tired to have almost posttraumatic stress so -- you know I I think that right now I give NF four.
For four really have been prioritizing.
A lot of the health issues that are going on here in the northeast and Bob you were in -- and -- she met with a fellow by the name of Robert.
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Talk to us about that well listen and Lyndon Harris and an aunt and all -- -- dig canals there in this and in the in this south bay.
The grace how -- -- Long Island basically.
It's a toxic wasteland you have thousands of gallons of petroleum that have seeped into the soil.
Into homes you could smell it you could see it I mean I walked around and and everything was just full of oil and -- this is a perfect example.
All Pollard you know small children and people you know a lot of people are doing their own cleaning because that this really.
Not a lot of pro you don't professional crews that are coming around as a matter of fact a lot of the cleaning that I saw there in the -- day.
Had a come from.
They had missionaries from Tennessee from Baptist missionaries that came down and say listen we did to help.
And they threw a lot of garbage but a lot of folks are basically coming into contact.
We're not only.
That oil -- Al a lot of this -- waters flow of bacteria so they're breaking down into rashes that cuts are getting infected and this is really.
I mean that this is that this is a health crisis.
-- let me tell you Jose yesterday all day I didn't see you know and I know that did that a lot of emergency workers have done a group and a great job but I didn't -- for that but -- got.
Right now there's a lot of work to be done now and I think things are getting a little bit worse before -- getting better now.
One of the criticisms his team is not doing enough they're not spread out enough they were -- cared enough they're not bringing enough shelters and so forth look.
One of the problems here is the moisture from all of the flooding is is not cleaned up.
Quickly turns to mold which grows -- can be Toxics and that's that's a health concern to -- and.
It is it is I mean eyewitness saw a lot a lot of homes and basically they you know look a lot of these homes have to be their gut it from the inside out completely.
-- they have to be demolish I mean -- right perfect example.
Yeah we read some of it did the that -- Iraq there and you can see how -- the mole and the witness has gotten in into those areas the only way to eradicate that because once you get having mole inside the wall.
You're basically going to get -- a lot of things growing inside and those -- basically just chronically live there.
And if you have any you know and he asked not any analogies.
You know this could develop into a just and chronic debilitating issue and I you know.
I have to be aware.
Doctor many great work thank you so much for sharing it.
Thank you more on how you can help people impacted by sandy had -- foxnews.com.
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