The library of Washington Elementary School in Santa Barbara is accused of having less than stellar air quality due to a six by four inch spot of visible mold on the ceiling. For this fact, and for the fact that the library’s air quality has been a topic of interest since 2004, the library has been closed for investigation by a certified industrial hygienist from the Panacea consulting firm. Parents believe earlier, negative tests were not performed correctly, (with an open door); and the librarian’s experience is that the (portable) library induces breathing problems. The test itself is pending a December 14th school board authorization and is expected to occur in a “normal classroom environment” rather than over the winter holiday.
Testing is to occur with students present—which begs the question why the library is closed to them before testing.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.