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ABC Special Report
Investigation: New Home Heartbreak
Trump - NAHB Homebuilders Shoddy Construction and Forced Arbitration

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 victim heard in Brankruptcy Court
Saturday, 03 September 2005
Pepperell mold house victim to testify against owner's bankruptcy
Mold house victim Nancy Davis is getting her day in court -- or at least some of it -- at U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New Hampshire District,...the Shawnee Road house was sold in April for $136,500 after three failed auction attempts and after the mortgagor had excused the Davises' $234,000 note and boarded the house up.
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Insurance CLUE Reports
Thursday, 18 August 2005
MSN Money
Insurers Keep A Secret History Of Your Home
A huge database not only tracks claims, it also looks for risks such as toxic mold. That's why homeowners with even minor water damage are being canceled -- and are sometimes unable to sell.
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Mold in the News
Tuesday, 16 August 2005
Monday Morning Mold August 15, 2005
In tracking mold stories over the last three years, I've realized that the job with the highest percentage of documented mold exposure is being a Governor of a state. To date, 8% of all governors (Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisianna) have had to be relocated from their Governor's Mansions because of mold.
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The IEQ Review
Friday, 29 October 2004
Experts: New Firehouse Contains Health Hazards
By: ABC Action News

TAMPA - Tampa's new $1.4-million firehouse is not only riddled with construction and engineering problems, it is also making some firefighters sick.
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The IEQ Review
Thursday, 28 October 2004
Indoor Dampness a Public Heath Threat
By: Todd Zwillich, WebMD Medical News

May 25, 2004 -- Damp indoor spaces and the molds that breed are likely linked to lung problems including asthma and coughing, a new report issued by the Institute of Medicine shows.
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The IEQ Review
Thursday, 28 October 2004
'Hidden Decay' Clause Pivotal in Lawsuit
By: Robert J. Bruss, Inman News Features

Mary Ann's 70-year-old home was insured with Allstate Insurance Co.'s "all-risk" homeowner's policy. After a window fell out of her home, Mary Ann hired a licensed pest-control inspector to determine the cause of the unexpected accident.
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$8.6 Million personal injuries claim award
Tuesday, 26 October 2004

IEQ Review
Jury Awards $8.6 Million to Calif. Condo Owners For Defects,
Personal Injuries

A California jury on Sept. 8 awarded $8,571,028 in damages for construction defects and personal injuries claimed by residents of a four-story condominium complex in Santa Ana, Calif.

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Builder shortcuts hazardous to new homes
Sunday, 29 September 2002

Faulty construction, mold-attracting materials, builder shortcuts hazardous to new homes Willard and Cinda Thomas say their dream house almost killed them. Only four years after moving into the 3,000-square-foot model home in Keller, Cinda had joint pain to the point where she could barely walk. Willard became weak, depressed, asthmatic and arthritic...Mold may be the last thing home buyers think of on moving day. But home inspectors and some homeowners have found that new homes are not exempt from sometimes devastating mold infestation. Faulty building techniques, builder shortcuts during the construction boom and some materials that serve as food for mold are being blamed for mold moving into some new homes as fast as the new owners do.

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Time Magazine - Life Form Mold & Toxic Mold
Saturday, 05 January 2002

Beware:Toxic Mold
Sharyn Iler, 52, of the Woodlands, Texas, an upscale suburb of Houston, couldn't figure out what was wrong. Every time she went into her bathroom to put on makeup, her eyes started burning. She felt constantly exhausted, her vision was blurry and she had a dry cough that just wouldn't quit. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, Iler feared the worst. Perhaps after two years of remission, the disease had returned. She never imagined that the source of her troubles might lie buried within the walls of her $300,000 home...

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Life Form Homes - The Iler Story
Saturday, 05 January 2002
The Iler Story About Their Life Forms Homes In The Woodlands, Texas
We, Bruce & Sharyn Iler were force to leave our Life Forms home in the Lake Pointe sub division in the Woodlands on March 3 because of mold related to EIFS siding and other faulty  issues on the part of Life Forms.
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