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Mold Claims

Effects of Mold Exposure

Exposure to mold can cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, and other allergy symptoms in people with such reactions. For deadlier effects however, there is no proof.

Though, “Toxic Mold” is responsible for releasing something called mycotoxins, which has been said to cause such things as asthma, heart damage, and loss of memory.

The worst of these suspected toxic molds is stachybotrys chartarum, a variety of black mold that requires nearly constant moisture.

Although Trial Lawyers Inc. tries to prove such, medical science still strives to prove the connection between toxic mold and serious health illnesses.

Who Has a Higher Risk?

Patients with chronic respiratory diseases have a higher risk in mold touched environments. Acknowledging this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control states that the following is the current state of science on “toxic” mold:

“There are very few case reports that toxic molds (those containing certain mycotoxins) inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.

These case reports are rare, and a causal link between the presence of the toxic mold and these conditions has not been proven.”

Mold Panic

The mold panic was started mostly back in 1994 and 1997 when the US Centers for Disease Control illegedly found a connection between the toxic mold breed stachybotrys chartarum and health illnesses in infants found in Cleveland.

However, in the year 2000, the CDC decided against former methodology, and retracted earlier reports.

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

Source : Trial Lawyers Inc. 2003

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  1. I need help finding a lawyer to help us with the mold problem in our home. We have been dealing with the insurance company since August when I ended up in the emergency room 2X in one week. I have been tested by an allergy clinic and the home was tested and does have mold. We are being put off by the insurance company and I am getting worse especially since the weather has gotten colder. We had a flood last October that was cleaned up improperly. We also had the septic back up in 1996. We also had 2 toilets leak in 1995 & 2011 when we added hardwood on the 1st floor that produced mold in the hardwood floors. I am at my wits end and need help! We have the forced air heater vents blocked in the master bedroom with the windows open in the bedroom and master bath. I have terrible headaches, tight chest, runny nose, itchy swollen eyes, etc. and the insurance company is stalling. I was told that they should re-open the case from last year and go after the contractor that had an O-Zone machine going in our home while we were here and did not open the wall to dry it out. They also relayed the carpet after the furnace leaked. Please help! We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the Wisconsin border.

  2. an ozone machine is to remove odors not to remove moisture – while a machine like that is running it is recommended that living things aren’t far as i know insurance companies do not cover mold. i’m dealing with a mold issue that eventually led to many other issues since 2009 after living in a home for a year beginning in 2008. my small family of three fell ill and due to the loss and choas our family fell apart after 14+ years. be careful who you hire to care for your home because your health is at stake. be careful for mold remedies because the only way to rid of it is to rid of it, no matter what that takes. hope this post finds you in a better place in every aspect involved.

  3. I am sorry for mlove’s misfortune. Mold is a difficult issue to deal with especially if you live with people that it does not effect. We had to rid the house of the mold problems & the insurance company did not help one bit. I hope we got rid of all of it. We haven’t had the house rechecked yet to check if we got it all. Several thousand dollars later & I just hope that the people that did this to my house don’t do it to others. Everyone should remember that if drywall gets wet it must be opened up to dry & most likely replaced no matter what your contractor says.

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