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Mold closes Duke library temporarily

DURHAM, N.C. - Mold found on books has prompted Duke University officials to close the first and third floors of a library temporarily.
Wayne Thomann, director of occupational and environmental safety at Duke, said Friday that officials closed the Vestic Library for Engineering, Mathematics and Physics until the books are cleaned and the cause of the mold identified.


Librarians discovered the mold, which appears to be new and not a long-standing problem, in October, he said.


Air samples showed mold levels inside the library were within an acceptable range, Thomann said. "But if someone picked up a book that had mold on it, he or she could have a more significant exposure," he said.


Exposure to mold could result in coughing, sneezing, eye irritation or an asthma attack. Thomann said a librarian and a Duke employee experienced eye irritation shortly after the mold was discovered, but there have been no other reports of health problems.

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