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Identifying Mold and Other Indoor Environmental Quality Issues in Schools across Puerto Rico

Zimmetry Environmental provides air and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing, monitoring and consulting services to help ensure a healthy learning environment.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

Students, teachers and faculty should not be in a position where they need to worry about exposure to high levels of mold or other IEQ issues in Puerto Rico’s schools.

Earlier this year, the Secretary of Education in Puerto Rico at the time put the cost of repairing all of the islands’ schools and bringing them up to school building standards at $11 billion. This includes work at over 850 public schools, many of which were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria two years ago.
One area of focus mentioned was mold remediation. This issue has been a growing concern as damaged schools lacking sufficient air conditioning and suffering from structural leaks have allowed for moisture and mold growth in many schools. In fact, the secretary announced she was trying to quickly secure $100 million of unspent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to pay for mold remediation and other urgent health and safety concerns in school buildings. 
“Students, teachers and faculty should not be in a position where they need to worry about exposure to high levels of mold or other IEQ issues in Puerto Rico’s schools,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “The presence of airborne allergens, irritants and other respiratory concerns are all detrimental to the learning experience. Indeed, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that evidence from schools and office building studies demonstrate that various environmental conditions are closely associated with the incidence of measurable adverse health effects and that indoor air quality problems can result in increased absences because of respiratory infections and allergic diseases from biological contaminants.”
Helping public and private schools in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean to identify and resolve indoor air and IEQ concerns are the building science professionals at Zimmetry Environmental. As a local company, the team at Zimmetry are experts in local building issues and identifying and resolving water damage and mold contamination problems.
To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their indoor air quality, environmental, and compliance testing and consulting services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email .
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, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.

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