Houston Matters

Advice For Avoiding Harvey’s Health Hazards

We learn about what health risks from Harvey’s murky flood waters are causing the biggest concerns for area officials.

Images from Buffalo Bayou Park, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Parkway, near downtown Houston. (Don Geraci, Houston Public Media)
Images from Buffalo Bayou Park, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Parkway, near downtown Houston. (Don Geraci, Houston Public Media)

As if there isn’t enough for Harvey victims to deal with already – health hazards from murky flood waters and other issues are causing concerns for area public health officials.

We learn what the threats are and how best to avoid them from two guests: Dr. Beau Briese, an emergency medicine physician for Houston Methodist Hospital, and Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health

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