Medical Expert & Air Quality Tests

Biddeford High School Committee members have decided to follow a consultant’s recommendation for further air quality testing at Biddeford High School (ME).  The work will focus on contamination concerns related to an ongoing $34 million building renovation, the building’s ventilation system, mold and moisture management, and cleaning practices.  There also will be interviews with staff members, and a medical expert will be hired to examine students who have had health problems.

Air quality has been an issue for the School Committee and parents since two students were hospitalized in November with allergic reactions. Concern was raised that dust from the construction was affecting students’ health.  The school department hired Air Quality Management, which found poor air quality in three classrooms. The rooms were sealed off briefly and thoroughly cleaned, and have been reopened.

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