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Evaluation of Mold Contamination in a Hotel Before and After Remediation Department of Health and Human Services

Evaluation of Mold Contamination in a Hotel Before and After Remediation

Department of Health and Human Services

Published October 25th 2013
ISBN : 9781493525782
Paperback
34 pages
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On October 22, 1998, NIOSH received a request from the Springdale, Ohio, Health Department for technical assistance in evaluating worker exposures to mold at the Springdale Best Western Hotel. Since May 1998, guests and hotel employees had complainedMoreOn October 22, 1998, NIOSH received a request from the Springdale, Ohio, Health Department for technical assistance in evaluating worker exposures to mold at the Springdale Best Western Hotel. Since May 1998, guests and hotel employees had complained to hotel managers about water leakage and odors in guest rooms. Extensive fungal (mold) growth was found and, in October, the hotel was closed for renovation. A manager who had inspected contaminated areas and removed pieces of wallpaper was diagnosed with a lung disease consistent with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and thought to be caused by exposure to mold at the hotel.