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Mold Found in Duke Dorm

Posted March 30, 2007

— Mold was discovered this week in a residence hall on the Duke University West Campus, officials said Friday.

No students have been moved, and the mold doesn't appear to pose a serious health risk to students, said Eddie Hull, dean of residence life and executive director of housing services.

Hull sent an e-mail Friday to students in Edens 2A, informing them that mold had been found in four rooms on the fifth floor.

“We won’t know for sure until Monday how serious the problem may be. At this point, it does not appear to be an exposure problem,” Hull said in a statement. “We take these things very seriously.”

Inspectors with Duke’s Occupational and Environmental Safety Office are collecting air and surface samples inside and outside the building. Preliminary test results indicate the mold inside the building “is of the type most commonly recurring in our local outdoor environment,” Hull said.

Mold was discovered last fall in two of the five buildings that form the Edens Quad, including student rooms and common areas. At that time, the air handlers were cleaned, coated with paint and new diffusers were installed.


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  • Greekgirl Apr 2, 2007

    Let's all pray for the devine healing of thy dorm.Where is RB..time to bow our heads.

  • Pelias Mar 31, 2007

    Tomorrow's breaking news..."Mailbox rust: the hidden dangers".

  • anonemoose Mar 31, 2007

    Breaking News from the WRAL newsroom........

    Atlete's foot fungus found in the men's locker room at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Nifong convienes a Grand Jury to investigate. The mens basketball team, along with Trooper Harrison will all be required to submit their toes for labratory analysis.

    And in other news.....

  • rainy39 Mar 31, 2007

    Dont START it as race related and it wont be. Its comments like that where it all gets started.

  • Pilot Mar 31, 2007

    Round up the "usual suspects"! Dead man walkin!

  • Get a clue Mar 31, 2007

    Some how this is race related. Where's Jesse Jackson?

  • Lemmonn Mar 31, 2007

    let us pray

  • anonemoose Mar 31, 2007

    Is that better than finding a a stripper???