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Benton County Mulls Fungal Fix

Posted: December 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Benton County officials said they will meet soon to discuss a black mold and fungal problem developing in the administration portion of the Sheriff’s Office complex.

At A Glance

Mold Found

Officials discovered fungal growth at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Finding out how bad the problem is, stopping the mold and fixing the problem could cost thousands of dollars.

Source: Benton County Judge’s Office

At A Glance

Mold And Health?

Some people will see no health problems at all from mold, but people with allergies, immune suppression or underlying lung disease might. Molds can cause stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation or sometimes rashes. Mold can cause respiratory illnesses in otherwise healthy children.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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