Re: Chinese Drywall Update 3-22-09
Posted by Dr. Daubert on 3/23/09
R Dude, Dr. Asphalt has had a rough time as of late. Seems
that Daubert is kicking his ass on more than a few mold
cases. I wonder what is left for him as a “professional”
witness. One would believe that in order to survive as
a “professional” witness, one would have to substantiate
the “professional” part no matter what one thought of
Perception is not reality when it comes to Dr. Asphalt.
On 3/22/09, Rem Dude wrote:
> Was catching up on the latest and ran across this article
> by Dr. Phillp Goad.
> "What has been found in drywall?
> Re Dr. Richard Lipsey's Feb. 8 article Know symptoms of
> toxic-gas exposure: Under my direction, the Center for
> Toxicology and Environmental Health has performed air
> sampling and examined the results of similar sampling
> performed by other organizations on behalf of Lennar.
> There are some misleading statements in the article.
> First, of the various sulfur compounds mentioned by
> Lipsey, only carbon disulfide and carbonyl sulfide have
> been consistently detected. No sulfur dioxide has ever
> been detected and hydrogen sulfide only rarely so. We have
> also found similar levels of these compounds in homes with
> domestic drywall and in outside air samples.
> Second, contrary to his statements, the gases hydrogen
> sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and carbon disulfide do
> not ''become corrosive sulfuric acid'' when inhaled into
> the lungs. These compounds are normally found in the human
> body, but sulfuric acid is not a product formed in the
> body from these compounds.
> Third, Lipsey discussed the formation of sulfuric acid
> from sulfur dioxide. However, as mentioned above, we've
> never detected sulfur dioxide in any of our testing.
> Finally, a discussion about the possible health effects of
> chemicals is misleading if it does not point out that
> these effects are dependent on the level of chemicals to
> which someone is exposed.
> The two chemicals we and others have consistently found in
> air testing, carbon disulfide and carbonyl sulfide, were
> detected at concentrations below federal and state health
> guidelines -- and hundreds to thousands of times lower
> than levels shown to cause harm.
> The chemicals we identified in our testing are naturally
> occurring, being produced from ocean water, salt marshes
> and estuaries, soil, vegetation and forests. They also are
> normally present in the human body and have been measured
> in human breath at higher concentrations than we detected
> in our home sampling.
> PHILLIP T. GOAD, managing partner and principal
> toxicologist, Center for Toxicology and Environmental
> Health, North Little Rock, Ark."
> Sounds like Dr. Goad slammed the door pretty hard on
> Lipsey for spreading hype and misinformation
> regarding "toxic" Chinese drywall.
> So far, no one has found dangerous levels of sulfur
> compounds in any homes tested.
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