Contaminated American Drywall – The Silent Killer
I purchased a new home on July 19, 2007, which was built in 2006 by Adams Homes of Northwest Florida. I am a 100% Disabled Veteran, who was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. At the time of the purchase my health was stabilized, yet I suffered daily. From the first day of ownership my wife and I had experienced problems with the house. Within 6 months we both started having health problems. Over the next 39 months of living in the house, I had 6 hospitalizations, with two more after moving out of the home. My wife was treated for a year with kidney issues, and then had a small mass, surgically removed from her body.
There has been much talk about Contaminated Chinese Drywall, and unfortunately all this is true. But on the other hand most individuals are not aware of the Contaminated American Drywall problem. I am here to tell you that our Government, the Manufacturers, Builders, Suppliers, and Installers are trying to cover up this issue. as when it comes out it will make the Chinese Drywall problem look like small school.
I want to educate the citizens and show them the two drywalls, and what to look out for. The Chinese Drywall travels one path (which is considerable quick) and has much earlier visible signs. Wherefore the American Drywall that is Contaminated starts out doing its damage right away, but takes a different path and ultimately takes about 2 – 3 years to become fully evolved. I refer to the American Drywall issue as, “The Silent Killer”.
The biggest problem that the “Victims” of American Drywall face is that everyone including our Government tries to lump us together with the Chinese Drywall Issues. Yes, there are similarities, and there are also variables, (especially since the Manufacturers are not forthcoming to providing us with the proper information about our drywall.
My website Contaminated American Drywall, I promise, will be all about full disclosure, and a no holds barred, tell it like it is, regardless of who you are, or what positions you might hold. I am very sick and damaged for life, and my wife (being much younger than me) both of us are uncertain about the long term damage to our bodies.
Right now there are thousands of people living in homes that are contaminated, and they are unaware of this. many are having medical issues and are not aware what is causing these problems. A lot of the symptoms are general ones that could apply to other things, but some of the symptoms are very specific and also serious.
As I develop this site over the next few weeks and add documents, lists, comments from CEO’s I corresponded with, our Congress and Senators, and the secret settlements showing that they knew of Contaminated Drywall in 2006, I am sure that you will be as enraged as I am. I will post Health Problems that many Victims have supplied to us. I will also tell you some simple things to look for in your home, and try and give guidance to anyone, so that you do not have to go through what many of us have done these past 4 years.
Remember, this is free information, Nobody will charge and I will not allow any company to advertise and take advantage of any of us Victims. I am paying for these charges out of my own pocket. If someone will offer us free services then I will pass this on. I wanted to repeat that this is not a Chinese Drywall website, but a CONTAMINATED AMERICAN DRYWALL site. If you are not sure what you might have, I will still try to assist you in any way that I can. Just remember people, there are many scammer types working out there, and many companies who claim to know about drywall (especially home inspection companies). There is no license available or needed to determine your drywall status! There are things to look for and some additional steps, but usually a specific off-gassing test performed in a Licensed-Certified Lab is required, especially for Court.
Please contact us and pass this Contaminated American Drywall site along to anyone you think might be able to use our valuable information. Also come back regularly as I am updating this site daily.
Thank You! Charles A. Hummer
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