Re: Chinese Drywall and Toxic Fumes
Posted by jch on 2/09/09
On 2/05/09, Rem Dude wrote:
> Show me a single case where anyone has been harmed from exposure
> to Chinese drywall. Considering the stuff has been in the market
> for over 5 years, surely someone, somewhere has been hospitalized
> as a result of their exposure to this deadly substance (if your
> assumptions are correct that is)
> Unless you are a HVAC copper coil, Chinese drywall is a nusance
> and nothing more. Spreading hype and hysteria for financial gain
> is morally and ethically wrong. The only people attempting to make
> this an issue are those who routinely bilk the unsuspecting for
> profit. I suppose with the black death mold hype losing steam,
> poisonous cancer causing Chinese drywall controversy is a welcome
> revenue stream.
> Before any more consumers get bilked by some self-
> professed “professional” wanting to charge thousands to test your
> drywall, simply Google “chinese drywall environmental lab” and you
> will find labs who are capable of testing your drywall (EMSL
> Analytical) . This is the exact same protocol that the self-
> professed professional will do. The only difference is you will
> save many thousands of dollars and hours of “this is going to kill
> you” BS.
> Stop lining the pockets of charlatans!
> On 2/04/09, earniesfun wrote:
>> I used to work for a regulatory agency and know that everyone
>> a different safe level for toxic chemicals. I agree with
>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> Unless you are built of copper pipe, Chinese drywall is
>>>> nothing more than a smelly problem.
>>>> 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
>>>>> 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.
I have definitely been the victim of toxic Chinese drywall. I have
had respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, convulsions, dizziness
and stroke-like symptoms. After thorough testing MRI's ...Cat
Scans...and numerous physicians and neurologist they have yet to
determine a cause. I can hardly catch my breath when in our home.
Without a doubt my health has suffered.
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