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University concerned about asbestos

February 02, 2012
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GAINESVILLE, FL — Cleaning and air testing continue this week at the University of Florida''s Medical Science Building due to concerns about the presence of asbestos, according to The Gainseville Sun.

Last Thursday, the school closed the first floor of the Department of Ophthalmology Visual Science Lab and the ground floor''s morgue, autopsy suite and Department of Physiology labs, the article stated.

According to the article, those areas were closed because routine air tests conducted during low-risk asbestos removal showed that airborne asbestos levels were higher than federal guidelines allow.

Filters have been installed in all the affected areas of the Medical Science Building, and any employee who worked in those portions of the building was given administrative leave until the all clear is received, the article noted.

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