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    Re: NY-Toxic Materials found inside my apartment

    Posted by Johncodie on 10/24/07

    What was your urine ferric chloride test results?


    On 10/09/07, marie wrote:
    > Hello,
    > Upon replacing the carpet of my apartment (it was already
    > there when I moved in)Coal Tar sheets were found underneath
    > the old carpet along with Silica sand. Needless to say, and
    > to make a long story short, the carpet installer became
    > almost irate. He explained to me the dangers of breathing
    > such things. We had been living there only two months when
    > my then six year old daughter started to become very ill,
    > with respiratory attacks/problems. Even after several
    > tests, three different hospitals and not to mention three
    > different pediatritions, no one has been able to diagnose
    > her. Lung ex-rays showed some sort of scar tissue or
    > pneumonia--but NOT the real symptoms of pneumonia--no
    > fever, no infection anywhere etc.
    > Now I have been diagnosed with some sort of immunotixicity.
    > The doctors just dont know what else to call it. My ANA
    > (Antinuclear Antibody) blood tests came in at 640--which
    > according to my doctors, its off the charts.
    > I should mention we have been living thre three years and
    > two months already. I discovered the toxic materials just
    > four months ago.
    > NOTE: I have all materials found inside my apartment saved,
    > and I also have dozens of photographs. My daughter's
    > illness and my diagnosis can all be verified with medical
    > records. An interesting note--my apartment is illegal.I
    > have also done a thorough research with EPA and OSHA.
    > Everyone I have spoken to is incredulous about this
    > horrible situation. What do you think? The obvious
    > situation is to move out--and I am trying.
    > If anyone here has any info,legal advise etc etc, kindly
    > advise on anything you may know regarding this toxic tort
    > situation/case.
    > ANY info/advise will be very much appreciated.
    > BTW--I live in NY
    > Thank you for your time and best regards,
    > Marie

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