A letter from Leslie Balch, Director of Health at Quinnipiack Valley Health District was received regarding two walk-through inspections in both October and December of 2000. Among the findings, it is noted that the relative humidity inside the school in 12 of the readings, ranged from 15-20 percent which was below the recommended range of between 30-60 percent. I have spent some time researching these levels and what seems to be a very reliable website (http://www.trane.com/commercial/equipment/sys-eb-3-03.asp). Within this site there is a chart which shows the effects of relative humidity indoors. In the 0-25 percent range, Physical Discomfort is noted. Also, among other things QVHD observed:
-A wall in the auditorium…"buckling cove molding was crumbling and damp, and had an odor of dampness."