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    Re: Chinese Drywall and Toxic Fumes

    Posted by earniesfun on 2/04/09

    I used to work for a regulatory agency and know that everyone has
    a different safe level for toxic chemicals. I agree with Peg9Sue.
    Also, just because a chemical is not above some OSHA standard,
    that does not mean hydrogen sulfide is not going to be sulfuric
    acid in the lungs and can scar some people's lungs. So Toni is
    right, too. What lab data is Remdude quoting when he or she says
    no Chinese drywall has ever given off dangerous levels of
    anything? By the way, what is a safe level for a cancer causing
    chemical in you daughter's lungs, Remdude?

    On 2/04/09, Peg9Sue wrote:
    > You may be right, but the facts are-
    > For many people, the first sign that they may have a drywall
    > problem is a the presence of a strong sulfur odor - often
    > described as the smell of rotten eggs. In some cases, the odor
    > is so bad, people are unable to live in their homes. Air-
    > conditioning evaporator coils, which are supposed to last a
    > decade or more, are corroding and failing in homes only a
    > couple of years old. Pipes and wiring may also be deteriorating
    > because of the Chinese drywall fumes.
    > Many people living in new Florida homes built with Chinese
    > drywall have also experienced health problems as a result of
    > the fumes in their homes. A toxicologist for the state of
    > Florida recently told one newspaper that the odor causes people
    > to experience mild and moderate respiratory irritation that
    > clears up when they leave the homes. Other residents have
    > reported that they are experiencing headaches that also go away
    > when they leave their houses. Other symptoms being reported
    > included irritated eyes, nose bleeds, coughing, sneezing,
    > difficulty breathing, and symptoms similar to bronchitis and
    > asthma.
    > Health worries have caused many people to flee their new
    > Florida homes. Health officials are most concerned that the
    > Chinese drywall fumes could be especially dangerous for
    > sensitive populations. These include the very young and the
    > elderly. People with asthma and chemical sensitivities would be
    > at greatest risk.
    > On 2/03/09, Rem Dude wrote:
    >> The PPM associated with drywall off gassing is well below
    >> any known danger thresholds. Anyone who is suggesting
    >> otherwise is simply attempting to profit off of hysteria and
    >> stupidity.
    >> Unless you are built of copper pipe, Chinese drywall is
    >> nothing more than a smelly problem.
    >> RD
    >> On 2/03/09, Toni41889 wrote:
    >>> Toxic Gases given off by Chinese Drywall
    >>> I heard a 20 minute interview today on Spainish radio in
    >>> Miami, Florida about hydrogen sulfide gas coming from
    >>> Chinese drywall and how it stayed on the Chinese barges
    >> for
    >>> months and deteriorated. Dr. Richard Lipsey from
    >>> Jacksonville, Florida told how the toxic gas converts to
    >>> sulfuric acid in the lungs and can kill. He talked about
    >>> the symptoms and the radio station was going to have the
    >>> listeners sign up for having their homes tested when Dr.
    >>> Lipsey was going to be in Miami.
    >>> Is there a class action lawsuit on the Chinese drywall
    >>> problem? There should be.

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