Over 100 LAPD Officers File Claims Over Mold, Other Unhealthy Conditions at Southeast Community Police Station

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Over 100 LAPD Officers File Claims Over Mold, Other Unhealthy Conditions at Southeast Community Police Station

Over 100 Los Angeles Police Department officers have filed worker compensation claims reporting mold and other unhealthy conditions at the Southeast Community Police Station.

The officers alleged that the Police Station’s heating and air conditioning system vents are covered with black mold and bird feathers. They claimed that these unhealthy conditions are causing respiratory issues including asthma and sinus infections.

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is demanding that the city administration takes immediate action to mitigate this problem.

LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein said in a written statement, “While we understand the mold spore levels do not pose a serious health risk, we are working with the Los Angeles General Services Department to remove it from the building… It is our priority to ensure that LAPD employees and the community feel safe in our stations.”


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High Volume of Outdoor Mold Spores and Pollen Recorded in Philadelphia

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On May 25th, outdoor mold spores in Philadelphia were recorded at over 7000 spores per cubic meter.

The overall tree pollen volume also increased to 700 pollen grains per cubic meter of air, which is more than double of the volume recorded on Tuesday.

Authorities have warned that this increase in mold spores and pollen can provoke moderate to severe allergy symptoms.