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Texas health building invaded by mold, raising health concerns

Workers have found mold infiltrating their desks, chairs and keyboard hand rests in the Austin State Hospital 636 building. The state has spent nearly $16,000 fighting the mold so far.

Mold on a computer wrist rest at the Austin State Hospital 636 building.
Mold on a mousepad at the Austin State Hospital 636 building.
Mold on an office chair armrest at the Austin State Hospital 636 building.

“We have noticed that sometimes power is going off in certain cubicles and pods so we may end up having to amend our plan to continuously run the dehumidifier.”

— Felipe Rocha, director of the TB/HIV/STD Section, under the Texas Department of State Health Services

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