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Queens Woman Claims Mold Drove Her From Home

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A Queens woman says she's struggling to find a new place to live after her apartment was recently overtaken by mold.

Patrina Smith says she first noticed the problem in her bathroom last year.

She asked her landlord to fix it, and a contractor came to clean it up but the mold came back just days later.

Now, after months of back and forth, the mold has spread throughout her home.

Smith says it's taking a toll on her health.

"Since we've been here and this mold has been coming out, everyone has gone to the emergency room. Gone to see their doctors - we have doctor's notes. I now use an asthma pump. I never had to use an asthma pump before," said Smith.

She says insurance adjusters and contractors told her she shouldn't be living there.

NY1 has reached out to Smith's landlord for comment.

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