An investigation into the air quality of the Potsdam civic center was spurred by a worker's mesothelioma diagnosis. The woman was diagnosed with mesothelioma last month after 35 years of working as a clerk for the village. Both village and state officials ordered air quality tests after a formal complaint was filed with the Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau.
The tests were conducted last Friday by an industrial hygienist. Air quality samples were taken from the boiler room, code enforcement office, registrar's office and the courtroom of the civic center. Some asbestos was found in the samples, but only at a level that is deemed safe. These tests follow May 19th tests that showed the same results.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, contact the New York mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.