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    Re: TOXIC OZONE and Chemicals used to remove SMOKE odor dama

    Posted by mm on 5/16/12

    On 5/27/08, Sara wrote:
    > Don't let them use OZONE or toxic petrol chemicals to
    > remove smoke odor damage to your home. Your home will NEVER
    > be the same. You need to strip out the odor damage to the
    > studs if needed and replace with same. If you let them do
    > the current standard protocol you will be left a sick house
    > with toxic chemical residue that will never leave in your
    > children's life time. Tests will not be able to detect
    > these toxic products left after ozone use. The measurements
    > are all wrong for testing anyway. Pesticides DO harm people
    > yet they are listed as "safe" to use. Be smart and strong.
    > It is cheaper for them to use chemicals and ozone but not
    > for you only for them. It will cost you dearly over time.
    > Your health will suffer even if you do not notice the
    > effect.
    > research high levels of OZONE. ozone indoor air quality,
    > oxidizes everything in your home. ozone changes the surface
    > chemistry of many materials in your home that then out gas.

    My home was completely made unlivable by the chemicals used
    including the ozone. I found many others who were never able
    to move back in due to the chemicals used. One man and his
    family only allowed ozone to be used. His whole family got
    very sick and were harmed. They could not go inside without
    gas masks. google John Thill family and fire. Lives in Santa
    Cruz county. He is a contractor. His lawyer and mine also was
    Gary Rose in Los Gatos CA. I got very sick from the chemicals
    used. My house had to be stripped to the studs but only after
    a lenthy grouling legal battle. If you keep you
    will find lots of info on the dangers of OZONE alone. Companys
    are starting to stop using ozone because of the problems. I
    had a restoration company tell me this. The owner got sick
    from his own exposure to his own chemicals used in his
    company. He stopped using ozone. plus he got so sick he almost
    died. it ruins materials which are never the same. The smell
    didn't ever leave many items. Some did but only after about 4
    yrs. But some never. Even though my house is mostly all
    stripped now. It still smells when it's hot and it happened in
    Jan 07. My house is still not fixed because I didn't get
    enough money to do so. If you don't get a lawyer right away it
    goes from bad to worse very soon. The ins co strings you
    along. They know there will come an end to your housing etc
    and then you are between a rock and a hard place. They you are
    willing to take less and get on with it. But you need a really
    good lawyer who is willing to go the distance. It's very
    expensive to go to court because you need expert witnesses and
    they cost a fortune and they have deep pockets so it;s hard to
    impossible to win. The contractor did worse than me and they
    actually went to court. We settled after a long drawn out yr
    and a half before we went to mediation. But we had a few
    things on our side like the fact that my ins co actually made
    the call to the company that ruined by home with over
    treatment of chemicals. The ins co offered to pay for
    expensive testing at the tune of $6300. They knew it would
    actually help THEIR case and it did. They knew full well that
    it would not show anything because the analytical methods used
    by CHI aren't able to detect the small particles that the
    ozone create. Toxic small particles. I can't think of their
    names but I found two environmental scientists who had done
    research with ozone in residential homes. It showed that it
    leaves a toxic soup which is worse than the original chemicals
    because it oxidizes all paint, plastic, glue, etc etc. Ruins
    circuit boards alas you computer. So don't leave them in the
    house with ozone. We lost everything from the ozone and
    chemicals it would have cost the ins co less to have stripped
    my house in the first place but they did not want to set a
    precedent by admitting something had gone wrong and the
    chemicals did not come out as stated. I would stand your
    ground and not allow any chemicals or ozone. Ozone done
    correctly and only used for 24 hrs might not be so bad, But
    you have to dehumidify first for the ozone to work right.
    They didn't do this and it took 3 weeks of ozone which did
    nothing. After dehumidifying it got rid of the smoke smell
    finally but never the chemicals. My house reeked 30 feet out
    the doors or windows and I got chemically sensitized by
    exposure to these.
    Get every communication in writing. Start emailing everything.
    look up and make sure what you are entitle to and start
    requesting those things if you wait you will never get all
    that is due you after you go to court. It all gets lumped
    together. Even email back any verbal conversations with what
    was said and by who...document every single conversation in
    writing and send it to them via email If you don't get a
    response...document that and write that to them. that you sen
    this and didn't get a response. They are smart and screwed and
    they know just what they are doing. they know how it will turn
    out. You may want to get a personal adjuster who works for
    you. I heard good things about using them. That they will get
    you more for your money. I found others by being consistent
    online researching. one of the ozone researchers was in NJ the
    other one was in Sweden. The chemical injury network s very
    helpful. The woman is brilliant. The 50 dollars is well worth
    what she will share with you. Try to hire an environment
    indoor air quality kind of CHI. My first lawyer hired a big
    company that ended up working for Allstate and helping them.
    because they were not indoor air quality kinda co. Good luck
    and feel free to email me back

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