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Organizing your community to bring public attention to builder’s bad deeds and seeking assistance from local, state and federal elected officials has proven to be more effective and much quicker for thousands of families. You do have choices and alternatives.  Janet Ahmad

Mold in the News
Mold is real and a real life and death travesty
Wednesday, 04 July 2007

Indoor Mold Exposure
Finally the victims of indoor mold exposure are being acknowledged... Thousands of stories all essentially the same... an epidemic nationwide resulting from poor construction, poor maintenance, new building materials, ignorance and greed... We live in paper building made of calk and paper… building that leak... Youtube presentation

 
KVUE News - Mold Found in New Incomplete School
Thursday, 17 May 2007

Mold, construction issues delay opening of LISD school
Leander ISD officials say a new elementary school will not open in time for the 2007-2008 school year as planned. Officials say a number of things affected the delay of Grandview Hills Elementary School, including: -- Mold found behind an outside brick wall.-- Excessive rain causing construction delays. -- Construction and site issues with the City of Austin. Grandview Hills was already a source of controversy for some LISD parents who have been concerned about the school's safety because the site once housed a chemical company.

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Davis House of Mold Burns
Saturday, 20 January 2007

Chief: Fire at mold house may be accidental
Nancy Davis and her husband, Rick, moved from the house at 20 Shawnee Road in 2003 because the mold infestation made them sick. They took a huge loss on the house, for which they paid $227,900, when they let the bank have it back for $1...Davis, who now lives in an apartment with her husband near their former home, said she saw the flames coming from the vacant house about 6:35 p.m. The fire gutted the home...Although she no longer has a financial connection to the home, her fear was that someone would come in, do some cosmetic changes and then try to resell it without dealing with the mold issue. "In some ways, it's a godsend that it burned," she said. "A least now I'm not worried about another family living there."

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Construction Defects and Mold Can Be Costly
Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Family wins mold case
After three years, health problems persist. A family that bought a nearly $375,000 newly constructed home on a one-acre lot near Howell lived there for just 10 months before toxic mold forced them out. A poorly built roof allowed rain to seep into the walls and floors on all three levels of the home.  Last week -- nearly three years after the ordeal began -- Tom and Kimberly Szymczak were awarded a consent judgment of $775,000 against Brighton builder Andrew Tonkovich and his company, A&T Development Inc.

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IEQ Review - Mold Update
Friday, 05 January 2007

Healthy Living: Mold in the Home
You may have heard of sick building syndrome. But could your home also be making you sick? One lung doctor says yes. In fact, he says the air quality in your home is much worse than the pollution outside. We'll bring you on a tour of an average home to show you where the dangers are.

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IEQ Review - Mold Update
Friday, 24 November 2006

Mixed mold mycotoxicosis: immunological changes in humans following exposure in water-damaged buildings
THE POTENTIAL HARMFUL EFFECTS of exposure to mixed molds in inhabited buildings were recognized in early Biblical times. In the Old Testament, (1) Leviticus put forth a detailed protocol for the remediation of mold-contaminated structures, including the destruction of dwellings and personal belongings if remediation failed. Today, it is recognized that water intrusion into buildings leads to amplification of molds, (2-7) often requiring remediation

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Construction litigation lawyer defrauds mold victim clients
Monday, 06 November 2006

Flowery Branch lawyer faces up to 22 years for fraud, ID theft
Peebles was a plaintiff's lawyer who specialized in construction litigation and represented many who suffered physical injury and property damage due to mold infestations in their homes. Unbeknownst to his clients, Peebles would settle their cases, forge their signatures on the checks, and eventually convert the money to his own use. When the clients called and asked about the settlement money, Peebles would lie to them, and if necessary, pay the complaining client with settlement proceeds that belonged to his other clients.

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IEQ Review - Mold Update
Monday, 06 November 2006

Airborne Fungal Reference For Building Evaluations Established
Air samples from in and around one thousand eight hundred fifty five (1, 855) buildings were collected by spore trap technique (Air-O-Cell) over a period of 10 years (1995-2005) covering 45 states of North America. Nine thousand two hundred thirty two (9,232) samples were analyzed qualitatively as well as quantitatively to study the air-borne fungi in and around building environment.

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The IEQ Review - Mold Update
Saturday, 04 November 2006

Toxic mold comp suit can go forward, court rules
SAN FRANCISCO—An injured employee has been allowed to proceed with a lawsuit alleging that Costco Wholesale Corp. fraudulently concealed information about the presence of toxic mold on its property, a California appeals court has ruled.

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The IEQ Review - Mold Update
Wednesday, 18 October 2006

Mold: Can It Make You Sick?
The Meniketti's of Livermore seem like a typical suburban family. Mom and dad and the boys go to their mailbox every day, but they're actually living in a nearby hotel. They say they can't go in their house -- that something inside was nearly killing them.

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Mold Victims Victorious
Thursday, 28 September 2006

3 awarded $375,000 in lawsuit over mold
The lawsuit, filed in February 2005, said that the apartments in a converted schoolhouse in the East Baltimore-Midway neighborhood had water leaks, standing water and mold since the late 1990s. The suit sought $3.2 million for residents Louise Bills, Mary Roy and Johnnie Pratt.

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