Toxic Mold in the Jackson County Courthouse
By: Wendy Ray
MURPHYSBORO, IL --It can creep up on you without you even knowing it's there, i
"It's where it affects the quality of work, quality of life," Jackson County Clerk Larry Reinhardt says. It's hard to imagine that something so small and hard to find can be causing such a big problem, but the toxic mold found in the Jackson County Courthouse is doing just that. It's all over the basement; on the ceiling tiles, in old record books, and in the air. Reinhardt says it's affecting the employees who work down in the basement. "A majority of the employees who do or have worked down there have been required to take allergy medications or have taken allergy medications. We have seen that when the employees are moved from there, there is no longer a problem," he says.