Mold in Schools


Mold in a Classroom

In recent years, there has been an increase in cases of mold in classrooms. When this mold goes unnoticed and/or untreated, there can be many consequences. First and foremost, mold can and will cause students and faculty to become sick to some capacity. Some people are more susceptible to mold than others. Secondly, mold remediation can cost tons of money and with education budgets low everywhere, they cannot afford that.

In this past week, an elementary school in Philadelphia discovered mold contamination. Most schools that encounter this problem shut down the mold-ridden school until the problem is fixed and move on. This school district did the perfect thing, ordered every school in the district test their air quality. Now, they will make sure no other schools in the district get stuck with a problem that does not have a solution. Mold needs to be taken seriously and it should be considered a killer. Every school district needs to make sure their schools' air is safe to breathe.

There are no laws in the country that require schools or office buildings or even homes to test air quality on a regular basis... but there should be. Everybody needs to understand the risk that mold brings and they must act accordingly. No school should be stuck with mold and each school should test their air quality regularly. Share this post to help spread safe mold containment.