Are reconditioned factory buildings safe (health-wise) to live in?
July 9, 2012 4:13 PM Subscribe
Are there health risks in living in an apartment inside a reconditioned factory building in Hoboken, New Jersey?
posted by StrawberryPie to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We're considering moving to an apartment in the Hoboken area of New Jersey. There are a few nice-seeming options in former factory buildings turned into condos and rentals. (E.g., the Hudson Tea building in the north end of Hoboken.) We've never lived in a refurbished building like that, and call me paranoid and ignorant, but I'm a bit worried about the possible health impact of whatever industrial processes, materials and chemicals may be lingering from those buildings' past uses. Are there concerns, or am I just being ridiculous? If there are concerns, what should we check for, and how?