Schools in Midland School District Close Due to Mold

Schools in Midland School District Close Due to Mold

  • Posted: Feb 04, 2016
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Schools in the Midland School District of Marshall County, IL to remain closed until Friday of this week, as professionals investigate health concerns. The concerns include lead paint, asbestos, and mold.

Parents are naturally very concerned about their children’s well-being, particularly since children under the age of six are more susceptible to exposure to these substances.

Students have been out of class since Thursday, January 28th and will not return until after this coming Friday, February 5th.

Parents were flocking to The Marshall County Health Department, bringing their children in for free lead poison testing, out of fear for the exposure the kids had. The department offered this testing as a result of the hazardous conditions found on the Midland School District.

Specialists have been testing the lead paint in the school, as well as the mold and asbestos, to determine how much there is and how to remediate these issues.

In the meantime, parents are anxious for their children’s safety and impatient to put an end to this disruption in their children’s education.

It’s sad to see that yet another Illinois school has been infested with mold. This just goes to show that we need to keep raising awareness about this prevalent issue.

People need to know that low ventilation and high moisture nearly always lead to mold growth. And people need to be able to recognize the symptoms of mold exposure.

Mold is extremely dangerous, particularly for children. And yet children keep being put at risk in their own schools.

This tells us that school officials need to be more diligent, along with parents, custodians, and the children themselves. If everyone can recognize the signs of mold, then we greatly reduce the risk of exposure to it.

So if you think you have mold in your home, school, or office, contact Mold Inspection Illinois to schedule a mold inspection today. It’s better to act fast and find that there’s no mold than to get ill from mold exposure!

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