Next steps to halt mold

Stamford Advocate (Sunday) - - Opinion -

After read­ing ar­ti­cle in Stam­ford Ad­vo­cate Oct. 18 about the Stam­ford Board of Ed­u­ca­tion’s ef­forts in search­ing for causes for “half of the city’s pub­lic schools has es­ca­lated to an emer­gency-type sit­u­a­tion,” it re­minds me of a sit­u­a­tion that in­volved a par­tic­u­lar pri­vate school in Stam­ford many years ago hav­ing a se­vere mold out­break dur­ing sum­mer break when rugs were washed and left to dry with win­dows left closed and not enough steps taken for proper ven­ti­la­tion.

Within a week or so, ad­min­is­tra­tors found these class­rooms were filled with mold due to the mois­ture left and scur­ried to clean the af­fected rugs, walls and af­fected ar­eas be­fore fall classes started.

I pro­pose time­lines for ap­pear­ance of mold be an­a­lyzed as well as first step in­clud­ing proper ven­ti­la­tion by win­dows be­ing left open and/or heat or other dry­ing meth­ods be uti­lized as part of the plan.

Vic­to­ria Moon, Stam­ford

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