Duke University Students Raise Concerns About Toxic Mold

Duke University Students Raise Concerns About Toxic Mold

Written by junsroofcleaning

November 2, 2016

Get a Free Estimate!

Provide us with a little information and we will provide you with a FREE Estimate

11 + 10 =

Duke University Students Raise Concerns About Toxic MoldDuke University might be known for its stellar academics and highly-competitive athletic teams, but this semester many students have become more concerned with the troubling growth of mold and mildew in their on-campus housing facilities. In a recent article in Duke’s independent student newspaper The Chronicle, one student outlined many of the health problems that have plagued his peers in recent months.

Complaints about the air quality in the campus dormitories have been widespread. One student living in an on-campus residence hall was diagnosed with “mold-induced bronchitis,” which left their lungs functioning at just 40 percent of their normal capacity. Another student with a mold allergy reported feeling their throat “physically close up” whenever they came home to their dorm room. This student also reported finding “gray fuzzy dripping mold” on their window and smelling air that was “pungent with mold.”

In spite of the student body’s repeated complaints about mold and mildew in Duke’s residence halls, the Office of Housing, Dining and Residence Life has insisted that air-quality tests have come up negative for mold content. In light of the conflicting evidence from students, however, it seems likely that these tests were flawed or incomplete. Now, with their stories in print, the students hope their concerns will be taken more seriously by the university.

Cases such as this are important reminders that no building is immune to toxic mold growth. Whether it’s a private residence or a large commercial building, it’s important for property owners to take steps to prevent mold growth and remedy it quickly should it become an issue. Here at Jun’s Mold Remediation, we’re dedicated to helping businesses and homeowners in New Jersey to safely and effectively remove toxic mold from their properties. If you think you might be suffering from toxic mold exposure, contact us today to receive your free estimate.

NJ Mold Remediation

Jun’s Mold Remediation

Related Posts:

Does Your Attic Need Additional Ventilation?

Duke University Students Raise Concerns About Toxic Mold

Choosing Moisture-Resistant Building Materials for Your Home

How Can Mold Affect Your Home’s Resale Value?

Common Causes of Household Mold

Preventing Moisture From Penetrating Your Home’s Exterior

Beware of Mold Following a Flood

Four Reasons to Keep Your Roof Clean

Common Symptoms of Toxic Mold Exposure

Is it Time to Update Your Home’s Plumbing?

Spring Moisture Mitigation Checklist

Is it Time to Update Your Home’s Plumbing?

5 Ways to Minimize Moisture in Your Basement

Roof Repair and Cleaning – Make Sure You’re Protected

Health Risks Associated with Household Mold

Mold versus Mildew: Understanding the Difference

Myths About Mold

Venting About Vents: Now’s the Time to Check!

Get Rid of Mold for Good with Professional Mold Remediation

You May Also Like…

Hudson County Mold Removal

Hudson County Mold Removal

Thinking of hiring a Hudson County Mold Removal company? Hiring a professional mold removal company can check to see...

Mold Removal in Hudson County

Are you having mold problems and not sure of you should hire a professional for mold removal in Hudson County? When t...

Middlesex County Sidewalks

Middlesex County Sidewalks

Thinking of hiring Middlesex County Sidewalks professionals? Concrete is very durable. If a sidewalk needs a small...

Brien Deegan is the company owner and founder. “I attribute much of our longevity and success to a number of factors. We are a family owned and operated company, with my sons and Michael Deegan, my nephew, right at my side. I have a great, hand-picked staff of people who have been with us a long time. Above all that, our goal has always been to put honesty and the needs of our customers ahead of profit.”

Interior Remodeling

Bathroom | Kitchen | Basement | WholeHome Remodel | & More!

Hardscapes

Patios | Walkways | Retaining Walls | Cultured Stone | Veneer | & More!

Exterior Renovations

Dormers | Additions | Windows | Decks | Fences | & More!

Masonry

Sidewalks | Foundation | Chimneys | Driveways | & More!

Mold Remediation

Attics | Basements / Bathrooms | Insulation | & More!

Soft Washing & Gutter Brightening

Roof | Siding | Decks | Fences | & More!

All Other Repairs

Sheetrock | Paint | Floors | Siding | Roof | & More!

Roofing | Siding | Gutter

Check Out Our Roofing Company