Campus Housing Causing Health Concerns, Georgia Students, Parents Say

The University of Georgia student came to campus this semester with everything she was told she’d need for her first semester of college, including an air purifier.

The student, who lives in Hill Hall, and many others say they’re often sick inside their dorms. They believe the illnesses — intense coughing, severe sore throat, congestion — are a result of substandard housing conditions from rooms that are improperly ventilated or old.

They also complained the school was slow in replacing air filters. One Facebook page created by a UGA parent includes multiple complaints from parents of mold and dirty air filters. Some students said they are taking antibiotics. Air purifiers have somewhat helped the student and others.

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