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    Re: Opinion on Mold regulation/Health Dept. flees mold

    Posted by ff on 2/14/04

    Mr. Heindl:

    It is always a pleasure to see your posts: informative,
    mannerly, didn't you mention the southern gentleman
    upbringing from Mississippi to johncodie once?

    My opinion on mold regulation: of course these guys need to
    be regulated. I wanted to point your attention to an
    article which appeared in the Lake section of the Orlando
    Sentinel 02/13/04.: "Health Department flees mold."


    On 2/13/04, Phares Heindl wrote:
    > ASTOR, Fla. -- A Central Florida woman is blaming toxic
    > mold for stealing her health.
    > To add to her woes, when a mold removal specialist showed
    > up, the condition went from bad to worse, WESH NewsChannel
    > 2 reported.
    > Deborah Calloway, 43, lost part of her lung last year. Her
    > doctors blame toxic mold.
    > "[There was] never nothing wrong with me; perfect health.
    > was on the go 24-7," Calloway said.
    > Contractor Micah Bass is working on Calloway's home to get
    > rid of the mold. Another contractor botched the job, and
    > that's the problem. Many people decide they know how to
    > rid of toxic mold, but Florida doesn't regulate the
    > industry. Anyone can hang out a shingle and try to get a
    > mold removal job. The risks are mounting.
    > Altamonte Springs attorney Phares Heindl represents mold-
    > affected clients. Because of a lack of state regulation,
    > here's one safeguard to take.
    > "One of the things you should look for if you're going to
    > hire a mold remediatior. Do they have liability insurance?
    > Because if they don't remediate the home right, someone's
    > going to have to be held responsible for that," Heindl
    > Those seeking mold removal can also protect themselves by
    > calling the Better Business Bureau. When a company is
    > located, references can be checked with past customers.
    > same company shouldn't be hired to inspect and remove mold.
    > By keeping the inspector and removal specialist separate,
    > experts said customers are more likely to get honest work.
    > Alan and Deborah Calloway learned the hard way the price
    > an industry unregulated.
    > To comment on this story, send an e-mail to Kathy Marsh.

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