National Apartment Association Tells Its Members MOLD CAUSES DEATH; Tells Courts It Doesn’t With The Help of US Chamber and UCLA

5-19-2010 National Apartment Association – Mold: Your Silent Enemy

“Remember, mold can cause major health problems and even death. Don’t let it get out of control and affect your company or your residents.”

Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy

5-19-2010 Mold: Your Silent Enemy

It’s one of the dirtiest, four-letter words in the apartment industry: mold. Unfortunately, mold is everywhere, good and bad, from the air inside our homes to places in open air. The mold that we deal with in our industry can pose potentially harmful effects to residents, employees and to your company’s bottom line.

Mold can grow on any surface where moisture or humidity is present. Mold can cause permanent damage to building materials and personal property likely because of water leakage from plumbing fixtures, air conditioning equipment not functioning properly, intrusion of water or moisture inside the home from the exterior environment, flooding, or condensation due to poor ventilation. These reasons are almost always preventable with proper attention paid to preventative maintenance onsite.

Remember, mold can cause major health problems and even death. Don’t let it get out of control and affect your company or your residents. Here are some helpful resources:

Full article-naahq.org/blog

Dear Mr. Clark,
 
I think you should withdraw that NAA Amicus from the Abad Case.  It is counter-productive to the interests of the Property Mgmt Company and their Insurer. 
 
If they win the appeal, they do not win when licensed attorneys submit documents into legal proceeding while promoting false science according to the NAA (see below) for the purpose of unduly influencing  judicial rulings. 
 
Thank you,
Sharon Kramer 

5-19-2010 National Apartment Association – Mold: Your Silent Enemy
 
“The mold that we deal with in our industry can pose potentially harmful effects to residents, employees and to your company’s bottom line.”
 
“Remember, mold can cause major health problems and even death. Don’t let it get out of control and affect your company or your residents.”
 
8-31-09 National Apartment Association Amicus, legal document in a litigation involving infant mortality and soon to be decided by the Arizona courts as submitted by Scott Clark, Esq:

“In a report entitled, ‘A Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold’, a panel of scientists, including toxicologists and industrial hygienists stated that years of intense study have failed to produce any causal connection between exposure to indoor mold and adverse health effects.’ U.S. Chamber of Commerce, A Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold (2003)” Listed co-author Andrew Saxon UCLA

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5-21-10 Truth Out Sharon Kramer Letter to Andrew Saxon Mold Issue
 
2)              The US Chamber’s “A Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold” has been submitted as a purportedly substantive scientific legal document into the court records of an Arizona legal proceeding by the DC PAC, the National Apartment Association (“NAA”), via an Amicus Curiae Brief (friend of the court) on August 31, 2009. The NAA PAC is comprised primarily of large property management companies who oversee the leasing and maintenance of thousands of multi-tenant rental units throughout in the United States. The NAA PAC lobbies for legislation that is favorable to owners and property managers of multi-tenant housing on federal, state and local levels.
 
7)              The attorneys who submitted the Amicus Brief in the Abad Case on behalf of the NAA PAC, while promoting the concepts to the courts that the consensus of scientific opinion is that there is no evidence mold harms and all claims of illness and death are only made because of “trial lawyers, media and Junk Science”; are Scott Clark, Arizona Bar No. 6759 along with NAA attorneys, John McDermott and W. Michael Semco of Arlington, Virginia.
 
8)              Yet, the NAA PAC has the link to the Federal GAO Report right on their own website that directly contradicts with their Amicus “science” they submitted as a legal document into a legal proceeding to aid the NAA member defendant (Wasatch Property Mgmt, Inc.) and their insurers to be able to deny liability for the deaths of two new born infants and other tenant injuries. As found directly linked on the NAA’s own website, the Federal GAO Report states in the first sentence of its executive summary as the true consensus among true scientists, “Recent research suggests that indoor mold poses a widespread and, for some people, serious health threat.”

TRUTH OUT Sharon Kramer Letter To Andrew Saxon MOLD ISSUE

Regents of the University of California acknowledge imprimatur on 2003 US Chamber of Commerce medico-legal publication

New Action Committee – ACHEMMIC- Urges Transparency in EPA Policy Over Mold & Microbial Contaminants

Truth About Mold – the most up to date, accurate, and reliable information on Toxic Mold

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Sociological Issues Relating to Mold: The Mold Wars

Certain Corporate and Government Interests Have Spent Huge Sums of Money and Resources DENYING THE TRUTH about the HEALTH EFFECTS of TOXIC MOLD

Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry

“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer

Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins

Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in

Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments managed by Riverstone Residential

Riverstone Residential Litigation

Mold Inspection Reports

Photos of Mold in Apartment

Attorney Malpractice

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One Response to National Apartment Association Tells Its Members MOLD CAUSES DEATH; Tells Courts It Doesn’t With The Help of US Chamber and UCLA

  1. Excellent work! It’s good to see the NAA is finally admitting the truth. For additional information about the health effects of mold, go to http://truthaboutmold.info and http://achemmic.com.

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