Like most states in the country, Florida does not have any specific laws that protect people from toxic mold exposure. The good news is that there are current laws on the books that you can use to help your situation such as the existing laws for renters that govern real estate and tenancy under Florida’s Landlord-Tenant Laws and for homeowners under seller non-disclosure laws and construction defect laws. (more…)
Currently, there are no specific mold laws on the books in the state of Arizona. But this does not mean that if you have mold, that you are completely unprotected.
For example, every state in the U.S. has certain laws that protect tenant’s rights concerning living in an inhabitable, safe and nuisance-free property. Water damage and mold can be considered unsafe and uninhabitable. (more…)
In the world of mold defense and mold research papers, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Mold Policy Paper titled, Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment, has been used by more defense attorneys to help deny health claims by people who have been exposed to toxic mold than any other.
It has been successfully used in countless lawsuits and it has been estimated that since it was first published in 2002, that it has saved insurers and workmen’s compensation funds hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were denied based on the ACOEM Mold Policy Paper. This paper has also caused defense lawyers and experts to earn millions of dollars in fees. (more…)
This story about a company who fired an employee for complaining about mold in her workplace is a perfect example of the cover ups and lies that currently surround the world of toxic mold.
It also proves that if you speak up and fight back against these greedy corporations, businesses and employers who are putting people’s lives in danger, you can win the battle. (more…)
On October 9, 2015, California Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 655 which adds visible mold growth to the list of dangerous health conditions which define substandard housing in the state’s Health and Safety Code.(Cal. Health & Safety Code §17920.3). The bill was introduced by Senator Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles.
As of January 1, 2016, mold is now officially a condition under California law that makes a home substandard. The owner of a rental property cited as by a local (city or county) code inspector substandard is required to repair the substandard condition.
According to the bill’s author: (more…)