NEW YORK, NY — Hurricane Sandy slammed Iris Parra, 40, a resident in the Jacob Riis projects since 2010. After the storm, water seeped through walls and ceilings — and mold developed. Parra, who has suffered from asthma since childhood, said her symptoms worsened. “I got asthma episodes,” said Parra, in Spanish.

“Body and Mold” is part of “Menaced by Mold,” a product of the NYCity News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.