Closeleigh Manor’s air deemed safe by report

An air quality report presented to Closeleigh Manor residents last month concludes that the air in the 32-unit housing facility is clean and safe.

An air quality report presented to Closeleigh Manor residents last month concludes that the air in the 32-unit housing facility is clean and safe.

The study follows complaints in September by a tenant who expressed concerns about the air quality in the building.

“Sample results indicate that carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, toluene, naphthalene, and particulate concentrations represent a low risk to human health based on the Health Canada indoor air quality guidelines,” states the report, prepared by Summit Environmental Consultants Inc.

The report also noted that low concentrations of mould were noticed in some of the samples. Human risks for mould can depend on sensitivity and exposure, which vary from person to person, it states.

Recommendations included regular maintenance on fans and humidity control devices, as well as making sure that any future water damage or indications of mould be dealt with promptly.

In the past year, Yukon Housing Corporation has upgraded the ventilation system in the building, moved the air intake system to a different location and fixed air leakage issues.

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