Students Misled by Asbestos Signs Posted on BC Campus

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — It’s hard to miss the signs posted around campus notifying students of asbestos abatement projects. Most recently, they have been displayed on doors in the Library Café, Ingersoll Hall, Whitehead Hall, Boylan Hall, and Whitman Theatre, causing many students to be worried about the health consequences of these abatement projects—after all, everyone has seen those mesothelioma advertisements listing the dangers of asbestos over ominous music.

According to Francis Fitzgerald, Brooklyn College’s assistant vice president of facilities planning and operations, there are no asbestos abatement projects currently happening.

So why the notices?