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The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets – Symptoms to Monitor

The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets - Symptoms to Monitor

The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets – Symptoms to Monitor

Much has been written about upper-respiratory symptoms, headaches, depression and other health risks associated with mold exposure. Pets are also living, breathing creatures that can suffer from health problems caused by mold.

Health Symptoms of Mold Exposure in Pets

Small pets, like babies and small children, are the most vulnerable to the effects of mold. Watch for these signs that mold may be impacting your pet’s health:

  • Mold spores can be irritating to an animal’s skin. Is your pet doing a lot of scratching, even if there are no fleas present? He may also develop sores or a skin rash.
  • Pets, like humans, are susceptible to upper-respiratory ailments resulting from mold exposure. If your pet exhibits frequent sneezing and wheezing as well as runny eyes, it may be from inhaling mold spores.
  • Licking and chewing on paws and feet is another common symptom of mold exposure.
  • Keep an eye on your pet’s ears. Watch for infections that may produce a yeasty smell and cause your pet to scratch his ears excessively.

If you observe any of these symptoms, don’t take any chances. Schedule an appointment with your vet for a check-up and appropriate treatment. If necessary, the vet may advise that your pet stay elsewhere temporarily until corrective mold treatment is completed.

Cost-Effective and Non-Toxic Mold Treatment from Stern Mold

Can’t bear to be separated from your pet? Our proprietary MoldExterm process is usually completed within a single day. This eco-friendly method removes mold completely and prevents future recurrences without any toxic products that could harm your family and pets.

Contact us to schedule a free mold inspection by one of our professionally trained technicians.

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Mold Litigation in 2017 – Is Suing Worth the Trouble?

Mold Litigation in 2017 - Is Suing Worth the Trouble?

Mold Litigation in 2017 – Is Suing Worth the Trouble?

Every time someone files a mold lawsuit, old arguments get rehashed and new science comes to light. In recent years, doctors and researchers have linked mold with many potential health issues. The fact that mold aggravates problems for people with weak respiratory systems cannot be disputed.

At the same time, a mold lawsuit can be an expensive and trying ordeal. A recent mold litigation study points out that many plaintiffs get caught up fighting for big dollars and wind up with less than expected.

Can You File a Mold Lawsuit Against a Landlord or Employer?

While laws vary by state, it’s generally true that landlords and employers are responsible for providing habitable conditions and responding to mold complaints appropriately. For instance, a building owner may be liable for health care costs, mental anguish, and more, if they were negligent about a water leak that caused the mold.

There are many hurdles to filing and winning a mold lawsuit:

  • Documenting the mold damage
  • Proof the defendant knew about the issue, was irresponsible, and didn’t provide mold treatment
  • Evidence of health problems linked to mold, such as lung infections, adult onset asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders caused by mycotoxins
  • Paying legal fees, court costs, expert witness fees, and other expenses without being certain you’ll win the case

Only an attorney can tell if you should file a mold lawsuit. In our experience, it may be easier to communicate with all parties involved, get mold treatment to clean up the building, and avoid the hassle.

Struggling with mold exposure symptoms? Contact Stern Mold for mold treatment in the NYC area, guaranteed to prevent mold from returning for five years.

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What’s Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

What's Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

What’s Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

When people argue about mold exposure, tension and emotions run high. Too often, especially between tenants and landlords, the situation needs resolution in the legal system. Courts have awarded enormous personal injury awards to people suing for mold problems.

In most cases, the plaintiff has suffered illnesses related to mold and the party responsible for cleaning up the mold did not act fast enough to remediate the problem.

Back in 2001, a mold lawsuit set a new standard for damages when a California jury ordered an apartment complex to pay $2.7 million to the Mazza family. The case put landlords and insurance companies on notice that suing for mold problems is serious business.

Million-dollar mold lawsuits still pop up every few years. At a minimum, guilty parties might have to pay tens of thousands or more to cover medical bills, lost wages, alternative housing, and ruined belongings.

Suing for Mold Problems: What Landlords and Tenants Should Do

The best advice for apartment renters and commercial tenants who suspect mold damage: document everything you can. Take pictures, seek medical attention, and build your case to prove to the landlord that action must be taken (or to present to lawyers later).

For landlords and businesses, early action is almost guaranteed to cost significantly less than litigation.

Stern Mold offers a scientifically advanced method of mold treatment that costs less and is less intrusive (no tearing out drywall) than most people imagine when they think of classic mold remediation methods. Compared to lawyer fees, medical fees, and the public shame of being sued for mold, it’s a no-brainer to get a free mold inspection and settle disputes quickly.

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Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Although there has been more research done recently on mold illness, it remains unrecognized by many doctors. People suffering from mold sickness often endure misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis while their health and quality of life continue to decline, not realizing that the cause of their suffering exists in their home or workplace and continues to spread.

The mold illness and Lyme disease connection

In his 2005 book, Mold Warriors, Ritchie Shoemaker, MD directed the attention of many practitioners to the connection between Lyme disease and mold sickness. Many people with Lyme disease appear more susceptible to mold sickness.

Having one illness can predispose people to other health issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already established that mold can trigger asthma attacks in asthmatics and ongoing exposure to mold spores is likely to lead to asthma in otherwise healthy children.

Healing from mold toxicity

If you suspect you or a loved one has mold sickness, start by seeking out a doctor who specializes in mold-related illnesses. They may recommend mycotoxin testing, but there’s no quick fix to mold illness. Healing from it requires a multifaceted and comprehensive approach. You must start by eliminating any mold problem within your home.

The most effective mold treatment

Stern Environmental Group has been serving residential and commercial clients in New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island for over 20 years. We are mold experts and use the highly effective MoldExterm mold treatment method to effectively eliminate mold problems for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. MoldExterm is safer, quicker, doesn’t require ripping out walls, and comes with a guarantee. Contact us today for more information.

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Mold and Lyme Disease – the Connection

Mold and Lyme Disease - the Connection

Mold and Lyme Disease – the Connection

Lyme disease and toxic mold are both unpleasant topics to think about. Research is now indicating that there may be a connection between the two. Dr. Wayne Anderson, an independent practitioner with offices at Gordon Medical Associates, believes exposure to Lyme disease will make a person more susceptible to mold sickness.

Both mold and Lyme disease can affect a person’s immune system and a person who already has a compromised immune system is more likely to have an adverse reaction when exposed to mold spores.

Mold and potential adverse affects

Molds are fungi that act as one of nature’s recyclers of organic waste. Mold only needs food, moisture, and the right temperature to survive and thrive. Mold uses both sexual and asexual methods to reproduce. It spreads airborne spores that are too small to be seen with the naked eye but can lead to serious health problems if inhaled.

People sensitive to mold will experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, and dry eyes. Long-term exposure to mold spores can be problematic for otherwise healthy people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that mold exposure can trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma and long-term mold exposure may cause asthma in healthy children.

The best mold treatment

Many people think mold treatment is expensive, messy, and time-consuming. This is because traditional methods required tearing out walls and stirring up a lot of drywall dust. The process would disrupt households and businesses for several days and the costs were enormous. The MoldExterm method is faster, safer, less costly, more effective, and comes with a guarantee. Contact us for a free inspection and consultation.

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