Contaminated American Drywall – The Silent Killer
Updated – May, 2015
I started this website Contaminated American Drywall at the end of January 2013. Over TWO YEARS later I have well over 160,000 page views, and have helped people all over the United States and Canada.
My main purpose was to inform, educate and try to save as many lives of known victims, and those unsuspecting victims who may have purchased one of the thousands of newly built or foreclosed homes. There are so many homes and businesses that have toxic drywall in them. I can barely keep track of them! Every family that I have helped, who has gone as far as testing their drywall in a laboratory, every test has come back 100% POSITIVE for TOXIC DRYWALL.!
I want to give some updates on a few areas of concern from my website’s viewpoint…
First, we knew that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) was withholding the Health Consult that was promised to be released back in May, 2012. Finally, last year on May2 , 2014 the CDC has released the HEALTH CONSULT, and as expected it contained some important information, especially listing the health problems associated with each gas that comes off the drywall (Hydrogen Sulfide, Carbonyl Sulfide, Carbone Disulfide).
Another MAJOR break was the first Government Agency that actually stated that there was ALSO TOXIC AMERICAN DRYWALL in black and white writing… This was not new to the thousands of us homeowners who already had known this data! I believe that the Government was forced to finally admit this information, because they could no longer hide under the Chinese Drywall, since all the settlements were taking place.
On June 17, 2014 I had the privilege to speak before Judge Eldon B. Fallon at the Federal Courthouse in New Orleans, LA, on the record, as a Victim, about American Contaminated Drywall. Even though it was a Chinese Drywall Court proceedings, and it gets complicated, I have Contaminated United States Gypsum Sheetrock Drywall, I am also a member of Omnibus #3 in the Federal MDL. The main point I wanted to make was that I entered some crucial information that is now part of the Federal Court’s proceedings. I entered data about the CDC Health Consult, and the Off Gassing Tests of Lamarque Elementary School located here in North Port, Florida. My testimony can be read in length if you look for it on the right side of the page.
Another major breaking area is that the drywall now has a new edge tape that has been enlarged in size, and also most companies have changed their designs. All drywall should now show the new ASTM C1396 number located by the Bar Codes… One problem that we are finding is that some new homes built in the end of 2013 and 2014 are already displaying some of the symptoms and associated smells as found in earlier contaminated drywall. I have personally found this in some new homes located in Lakeland and North Port, Florida.
As far as brands go I am mostly discovering UNITED STATES GYPSUM SHEETROCK, NATIONAL GYPSUM, and recently found some AMERICAN GYPSUM DRYWALL on the Gulf side of Florida. There is still a lot of CHINESE DRYWALL with various brand names, yet to be discovered ( or discovered and afraid to be reported). I know this because I have been getting many calls from RENTERS needing help as they found out, or with my assistance discovered that they rented a Contaminated Drywall home. I try to give as much assistance to them as possible in reaching the solution to their problems.
I am presently trying to work with some State Legislators to propose a bill, making it a crime to knowingly rent or sell a home, condo or apartment to anyone when you know that the building has a toxic drywall, and you fail to declare this to the buyer or renter.
I wanted to let everyone know that I believe that I am the only one that currently has a LAWSUIT still PENDING in the COURTS. I sued my builder ADAMS HOMES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC., and my drywall installer – NUWAY DRYWALL LLC for 25 MILLION DOLLARS, plus PUNITIVE DAMAGES. My home, my possessions, my health all have been destroyed or compromised, because my builder had UNITED STATES GYPSUM SHEETROCK installed in my home in 2006, and has since failed to this date to do the right thing.
My drywall tested and exceeded the limits for CARBON DISULFIDE, and also had ACETONE and TH228 (RADIATION) in it as well as a few extra chemicals that shouldn’t have been there. So if anyone out there is aware of any other lawsuits pending, I would be glad to hear from you. My telephone number and email is all over this website.
My website CONTAMINATEDAMERICANDRYWALL.COM is still, and will always remain unsponsored, because it is a tell it like it is, no holds barred website. I will print any name if they are the guilty culprit, and since this website has been up not one individual has challenged me, because you can’t dispute the truth and facts, especially if it is in black and white! I am a 100% Disabled Vietnam Veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. Many years later it is unfair that ADAMS HOMES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC. built a home that contained toxic American drywall. The facts are what they are… and that this builder has had all the time to step up to the plate and make things right. Yet they chose to deny and do nothing! After 8 hospital stays and damaged heart and organs I do what I do, because I am a man of Honor.
Thank you for visiting my website!
“I KNOW WHAT I KNOW”
Charles A. Hummer