More Treasure Island denizens complain about mold

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Updated: 4/20/2014 8:52 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A growing number of residents and workers on Treasure Island are complaining about mold from aging buildings on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that mold is the latest health worry for people who live and work on Treasure Island, where the soil is contaminated with radiation and toxic substances.

In March, extensive mold growth at an aging firehouse on the small island forced firefighters to move to a nearby training facility.

Landlords and employers are required to clean up mold, which is linked to asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues.

San Francisco officials who oversee housing on Treasure Island say they have acted swiftly when informed of mold and dampness. They do not believe the problem is widespread.

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