- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - A crew from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a University of South Dakota building that’s been the source of health complaints from employees can be occupied.

The team evaluated the 70-year-old Noteboom Hall at the school’s request this week after some employees filed injury reports with the state.

Industrial hygienist Greg Burr on Wednesday told USD officials the building’s ventilation system is inadequate, resulting in poor control of temperature and humidity. But, Burr says, the team “found no reason the building can’t be occupied.”

USD plans to establish a working group to improve the building’s environmental quality.

Former employee Nancy Andresen has said working in the building caused her health problems including hives and hair loss.

Andresen attributed her problems to mold in the building, but CDC officials say mildew was found only in two small areas.



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