Re: NY-Toxic Materials found inside my apartment
Posted by johncodie on 11/02/07
Thank you for replying. My Urine Ferric Chloride
test result was positive. I do not know the
actual number. I did not know/realize the
importance of the result. The doctor did not know
what to make of it either--I
A rapid presumptive test is to mix 1 mL of urine with 0.1 mL of
20% ferric chloride; purple color is indicative of phenol, but
results should be confirmed by a laboratory. Phenol is the most
important toxicant in coal-tar products. Cresols, which are
mixtures of methylphenols, are used as disinfectants and are
readily absorbed through the skin.
I am suprized of your diagnosis for the common material used
for flooring for generations. You would have not been given a
number as the color would have been a indication of the phenol
being present in your body.
How can a doctor be so sure of health problems when he can not
interpret a simple test available in the The Merck Veterinary
Manual. A positive test would have indicated the product being
ingested. The rashes and demetitus rashes were not mentioned.
Sorry for the difficulty, but the only cure I can think of is
some good ole mind and body cleanzing. Tommarow is a good day
to start with.
On 10/24/07, Johncodie wrote:
> What was your urine ferric chloride test results?
> On 10/09/07, marie wrote:
>> 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
>> ANY info/advise will be very much appreciated.
>> BTW--I live in NY
>> Thank you for your time and best regards,
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