look at your AC for black coils, pull your electrical face plates off & see of your copper ground wires have turned black, or appear to be charred, in combination with the homeowner, or their family having upper respiratory issues, nose bleeds, severe headaches that physicians cannot explain.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 7, 2009
For three months Americas Watchdog's Homeowners Consumer Center has been leading in a national & state by state investigation of toxic Chinese drywall in the US. The symptoms of having the toxic Chinese drywall in a post 2000 new, or remodeled home include nose bleeds, upper respiratory issues, sinus problems, combined with copper or silver discoloring, refrigerator, or stove top failures, or air conditioning failures. If a homeowner or their children have the medical symptoms, combined with the AC failures, copper or silver discoloring, electronic failures they can call the Homeowners Consumer Center at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
When was the product first introduced to the US? Late 2000 or 2001.
Is the toxic Chinese drywall limited to just Florida? No. The Homeowners Consumer Center has identified toxic Chinese drywall in significant quantities in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, Oregon, California, British Columbia and other US States, or Canadian Provinces. The group expects to find toxic Chinese drywall in every US State. Florida alone may have well over 100,000 new homes, with the toxic Chinese drywall. This mentions nothing of the potentially 100,000's of post 2000 remodeled homes in the US.
Is exposure to toxic Chinese drywall hazardous to your health? "If exposure to toxic Chinese drywall is causing severe respiratory issues, nose bleeds, headaches, its obviously not good for your body, we are super worried about the long term affects, but as of yet there has been zero from the US EPA or US CDC. It's like Hurricane Katrina on steroids-no federal response."
Should a homeowner accept a homebuilders offer to re-drywall their house? "We do not think home owner should accept a builders offer to re-drywall a home, until there is better science on the extent of the damage, caused to the house, by exposure to the toxic Chinese drywall. As an example, have the nail plates, the truss hangers, the wood, the furniture, been damaged by exposure? What if the house is still a sick house after the old Chinese drywall has been replaced, because the wood has absorbed the toxic gasses from the drywall? There needs to be better science on this." Homeowners with concerns or questions can call the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
Note: "If a homeowner is foolish enough to take a homebuilders re-drywall offer, make sure an attorney carefully reviews the release. Do not sign away your rights. Aside from properly restoring these homes & condo's with a certificate that says its clean & safe, we think all homeowners or family members exposed to the toxic Chinese drywall are going to have to be involved in some sort of thorough health screening, for at least five years."
Very Important Note: "Not all houses with toxic Chinese drywall smell like rotten eggs, or sulphur, and we cannot explain this. Some homes with no smell, have the toxic Chinese drywall. Further, this a nationwide disaster-not limited to Florida."
"This is literally the worst homeowner environmental disaster in US history, and its high time the US Federal Government do something substantial. Substantial includes, what are the exposure health risks, testing protocols, health screening, information for certified home inspectors, so they know exactly what they are looking for, etc." So far the Homeowners Consumer Center is saying, "look at your AC for black coils, pull your electrical face plates off & see of your copper ground wires have turned black, or appear to be charred, in combination with the homeowner, or their family having upper respiratory issues, nose bleeds, severe headaches that physicians cannot explain."
If a homeowner in any state is displaying any of these symptoms, or if they have questions they are welcome the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
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