• FOX13 Investigates: Mold in apartment causing health issues

    By: Jeremy Pierre


    Brittany Farwell can hardly talk without coughing. She told FOX13 it's because of the mold in her apartment at Millington Oaks.

    "We all in this unit have the same symptoms all of the time," Farwell said.

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    According to a document given to us by Farwell, a check was done Tuesday by the apartment's maintenance, and there were no signs of mold.

    "They said there is no mold to be found,” Farwell said. “There is mold all over here. I have been in and out of the doctor's office every month chronically ill with my sinuses, upper respiratory, bronchitis, pneumonia.”

    Farwell told FOX13 she hasn't had any luck getting help from management.

    "I asked them to contact the property management at the office (and) they blew me off," Farwell said.

    Before being asked to leave the property, FOX13 went to the leasing office with questions. Management told us they had no comment.

    Farwell told us since she has no money to move elsewhere, she has no choice but to stay where she is.

    We asked the Shelby County Health Department if they had received any complaints about the apartments this year. The Health Department only had one complaint. It was reported in April for mold and infestation of roaches.

    "They have to keep me on medication, and I don't want to keep living my life on medication because I can't breathe in here,” Farwell said.

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