Mold Detected At VT Veterans Home

08/20/12 6:06AM

Crews are cleaning the Vermont Veterans Home after air samples showed mold in the heating and cooling units and on stored medical records.

Testing took place this month at the Bennington organization after a musty smell returned to a common room on the home's dementia wing, following a cleaning. The room was closed off to residents.

Home administrator Melissa Jackson said a new kind of insulation should prevent the reoccurrence of mold. She said the room has been sealed until it can be cleaned.

The Bennington Banner reports the files in the storage room will be vacuumed with special filters to remove any mold spores.

Jackson said there's no indication that the mold was causing any health issues.

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