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Tiffin family is being forced to move out of their home and leave everything
behind because it's making them sick.
Holt says she found black mold growing inside the walls of the house she's
renting. She says it's so bad she and her kids have to move.
of our belongings, my children's things, their toys – I know that they're all
replaceable, but it's hard to explain to your children that their things are
gone," Holt said.
says she noticed something was wrong in October, and she and her three kids
started breaking out in rashes.
was hopeful that the itching and everything was caused from something other
than what it turned out to be," she said.
says her landlord and a contractor inspected the home, but claimed to find
nothing but dust throughout the insulation in the walls. Taking matters into
her own hands, Holt sent scientists at Tiffin University samples of shiny
particles she saw blowing side the home.
professors say when they got a look at those samples, they knew there was something
got mold behind the wall, eating away at the fiberglass insulation, and the
vents are blowing it all through the house," said John Schupp, a professor of
chemistry at Tiffin University.
Schupp and Dr. Sushmita Ghosh, a professor of science at the university,
believe Holt found black mold combine with fiberglass particles from the
insulation. They say it can be a very dangerous mix.
will be like a cold, because you're breathing it in," Ghosh said. "You may get
headaches, which will make you feel sick and not want to do anything, which
says she moved her kids out of the home, but she's afraid the mold and
fiberglass may have coated their belongings.
great grandmother's piano is in the room where the black mold actually was
found, and it's been in our family for almost 100 years," she said.
landlord says he has his own independent scientists looking into the
possibility of black mold in the home. He expects to get lab results back
within a week.
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