Problem with black mold


I am in FL, and I moved into my apartment about 4 months ago. I have been coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose since I got here. I was aware that there were problems with the roof before I moved in, but the management assured me that they were fixed. I asked them to change the a/c filter, and they did, but I was still sneezing. A couple months ago, I asked them to clean the ducts. I followed up several times, but they never did any more than changing the filter. A couple weeks ago, we had a very bad rain, and chunks started falling out of the ceiling in the laundry room. It also started leaking. The management said to wait until all the storms passed and they would fix the roof. Meanwhile, my respiratory issues have worsened. Last week, I noticed that black mold had begun to grow on the several of the vents. I reported the one in the bedroom, and maintenance told me it was rust and painted over it. I’m pretty sure they are lying, so I took pictures and collected samples. Can my landlord evict me if I inform them of black mold on walls?  What should I do next? Should I do something for black mold removal on my own? Where can I get some information on how to kill mold?

Edited on: Monday, May 17th, 2010 5:58 am
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