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    Asbestos removal in Fitzgerald Gym contains benefits and consequences

    Campus always seems to feel different after a long time away. The air seems lighter, hallways feel longer and buildings don’t look the same. However, this winter break many of the buildings at Queens College underwent many changes. The Fitzgerald Gym is in the process of getting new floors and, because of that, undergoing a full asbestos removal. The procedure displaced many facilities in the gym such as the Fitness Center, classes and gym usage. Asbestos is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance causing cancer, and is composed of a set of natural mineral fibers. It became extremely popular in commercial buildings and homes in the early 1900s because of its resistance to heat and…