Glitter or Glass?
Have you noticed a strange glitter-like substance all over your home? Does your family’s skin itch or are you coughing? Well, we hate to be the ones to tell you this, but that’s not glitter. It’s glass!
If your home is covered in tiny bits of glass that sparkle like glitter, that’s a clear sign that your home has been contaminated by fiberglass.
Click here to download our free checklist for dealing with fiberglass contamination!
What is Fiberglass?
Fiberglass is small, almost microscopic, piece of glass that many manufacturers use as a fire retardant. It’s so small many people mistake the shards of glass for glitter.
How did it get into my home?
The most common source of fiberglass contamination we hear about here at Cueto Law is from fiberglass mattresses.
Zinus is the most well-known mattress brand with fiberglass in it. Our clients experienced contamination when the zippable cover of their mattress was removed or damaged.
However, any mattress with fiberglass poses a risk to your health.
We are currently accepting clients who have been harmed by their Zinus mattress or any other brand.
Are there health concerns?
When you first discover that glass masquerading as glitter, you might be concerned about touching it or breathing it in. And you should be!
Prolonged exposure can lead to many many different medical problems, including
- Rashes on skin
- Eye irritation
- Soreness of the nose and throat
- Stomach irritation
- Bronchitis and Asthma from long term exposure
For more information on fiberglass from Illinois state please click here.
The only way to minimize the risks and make your home safe to live in again is to decontaminate it, which can involve hiring professional cleaners and replacing ventilation systems.
Also, keep in mind that fiberglass can be hazardous to your pets as well. Make sure to call your vet!
Is it expensive to clean?
Yes, and just like glitter, fiberglass has a knack for getting everywhere.
Professional cleaners are not cheap, and expenses can be burdensome. That is why we at Cueto Law are fighting to get our clients compensation for what we believe to be design flaws in these bed-in-the-box mattresses.
Make sure to keep records of all your expenses and save receipts!
Common Expenses include
- Medical bills
- Professional Cleaning
- Replacing Soft Items
- Upholstered furniture
- Carpets and Rugs
- Soft toys
- And More
- Temporary Housing
- Vet Bills
- And More
Where do I start?
The process of decontaminating your home can be cumbersome and difficult. Many of our clients find it overwhelming.
That is why we at Cueto Law made a free checklist that is available to anyone, not just our clients.
While it downloads, isolate the mattress to prevent further leakage of glass into your home, and make sure to call us at 618-277-1554 to join the fight to get compensation!