A new hotline addresses potential environmental health hazards associated withHurricane Sandy and its aftermath. Open to North Shore-LIJ Health Systememployees and Nassau County residents, calls to 855-473-6399 go directly to the North Shore-LIJ Department of Population Health, with inquiries addressed by environmental health experts. Hotline hours are 9 a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday; messages left when the hotline is closed are returned the next business day.
Environmental hazards due to Hurricane Sandy flooding and damage or post-storm renovations may include:
- water with undetermined contamination;
- carbon monoxide;
- chemicals such as solvents and paint thinners; and
- heating fuels such as gasoline, oil and kerosene.
The hotline provides information about such exposure hazards and, if needed, physician referrals.
The service is a partnership of North Shore-LIJ’s Department of Population Health and Occupational and Environmental Medicine Center with the Nassau County Department of Health. The hotline cannot assist with environmental or medical emergencies.