The woman has complained of rashes, hives and lung problems which she associated with her home. The homeowner’s association has been paying for renovations and for several months of temporary housing for the woman.
According to her attorney, the company would not provide his client with the mold test results until a lawsuit was filed. Neighbors have reported visible mold on ceilings, windows and trim. One neighbor, who used to live below the woman’s unit, reported that her young daughter had difficulty breathing in her room and that once they moved out of the building her condition improved.
“Lawsuits regarding mold occur on a fairly regular basis,” reported Ed Chambers, President of EC2, Inc., a Chicago-based indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental consulting firm. “While some potential health effects related to mold exposure remain controversial, other health effects are well recognized by the science and healthcare communities. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances or chemicals. Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Exposure to mold may also trigger asthma attacks in some people and result in opportunistic infections in persons whose immune systems are weakened or suppressed.”
EC2 recently sponsored an online video to help educate the public about the health effects of mold exposure in indoor environments. It can be seen at:
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About EC2, Inc.
EC2 is a leading provider of environmental consulting and inspection services for clients across the United States. Based in the Chicago area, the company provides their services to clients ranging from local companies and institutions to international Fortune 500 Corporations.