Connecticut public school teachers say they are getting sick from mold and other environmental hazards, which include rodent droppings and extreme heat.
Melanie Kolek, legal counsel at the Connecticut Education Association, says their health problems are due to the poor conditions of school buildings.
“Many school districts, with the economic downturn and the decreasing enrollment, have slashed significantly their building renovation budgets, and now we are unfortunately seeing the consequences of doing so for repetitive years.”
Kolek spoke on WSHU’s The Full Story.
The CEA surveyed 1,200 teachers who say they have workplace-related health issues, including respiratory ailments, rashes, sinus problems, and constant coughs.