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    Re: Express your opinion on Mold regulation

    Posted by Phares Heindl on 2/15/04

    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. I
    > 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 get
    > 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 said.
    > 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. The
    > 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 of
    > an industry unregulated.
    > To comment on this story, send an e-mail to Kathy Marsh.

    So far 89% favor regulation.

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