Mold Concerns Force Partial Closure of Saint Lucia School
Zimmetry Environmental provides testing and consulting services to identify and resolve health and safety concerns involving mold.
Whether in a classroom, office or home environment, exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause illnesses, increase absenteeism and decrease productivity.
Late last month, the St. Lucia News Online published a report that a mold and termite infestation at Corinth Secondary School has resulted in a section of the school being closed. According to the article, the decision was made after numerous complaints from students and faculty about various health concerns.
Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxic substances known as mycotoxins. The article specifically reports issues related to skin irritations experienced by the building’s occupants. These types of allergic reactions to mold are quite common and can be immediate or delayed. For students and teachers who spend long hours in a classroom with mold contamination issues, it can cause non-sensitive individuals to become sensitive to mold. Repeated exposures also have the potential to increase sensitivity. Many children also suffer from asthma and exposure to mold in a known asthma trigger.
“Whether in a classroom, office or home environment, exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause illnesses, increase absenteeism and decrease productivity,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “At Zimmetry, we have indoor air quality professionals based in Puerto Rico that respond to these types of scenarios at a moment’s notice all across the Caribbean. Our staff of building science consultants are equipped to conduct thorough investigations on all types of buildings to not only identify the source of the problem, but also to be able to make recommendations to resolve the situation,” he continued.
In addition to indoor mold problems, Zimmetry has experts ready to take action to identify and resolve sick building, environmental compliance, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting issues.
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About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality (IAQ), asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.
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