U.S. Federal Warnings: Prevention of Diseases from Exposure to Biocontaminants in Damp Buildings

If you have a suspected mold problem in your living, working or school environment, don’t go on the Internet, read the devastation of worst case scenarios and think this automatically applies to you. Odds are it does not. Do educate yourself to the symptoms that can occur from exposure to the contaminants in damp buildings and take steps to mitigate your and your loved ones’ exposure.
 
The following is information published by various U.S. federal agencies. There is a good chance your physician is not well educated to these facts and may even have it ingrained in his/her thought process that they are false facts. This issue is highly contentious because of the potential for financial liability for causation of illness for insurers, employers, landlords, property sellers, property maintainers,builders and school districts and even the federal government itself.
 
13.03.08 Thus the NotionMuch like the Big Tobacco Issue, for many years misinformation has been provided to your doctor over this issue via “non-profit” medical associations, medical schools, think-tanks and lobbyists. This is for the purpose of Misleading Courts to deny liability for causation of illness and death. The misinformation claiming proof of lack of causation in policy and courts, is frequently parroted by the Media.
 
Armed with the below information, you and your physician should be able to determine if your living, working or school environment is a probable cause or contributor, if you are having symptoms of ill health. You and your physician should be able to understand why they are not educated to these facts.
 
NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Respiratory Disease from Exposures Caused by Dampness in Office Buildings, Schools, and Other Nonindustrial Buildings ~ Office buildings, schools, and other nonindustrial buildings may develop moisture and dampness problems from roof and window leaks, high indoor humidity, and flooding events, among other things. For this Alert, we define “dampness” as the presence of unwanted and excessive moisture in buildings [AIHA 2008]. This can lead to the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria; the release of volatile organic compounds; and the breakdown of building materials. We use the term “mold” for a group of fungi that are common on wet materials. Outdoors, molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter. There are thousands of species of molds and they can be any color. Different mold species can adapt to different moisture conditions. Research studies have shown that exposures to building dampness and mold have been associated with respiratory symptoms, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rhinosinusitis, bronchitis, and respiratory infections. Individuals with asthma or hypersensitivity pneumonitis may be at risk for progression to more severe disease if the relationship between illness and exposure to the damp building is not recognized and exposures continue.
 
Berkeley Labs Health Risks of Mycotoxins From Damp Buildings ~ Some molds can produce highly toxic chemicals called mycotoxins under some growth conditions. Some bacteria can also produce toxic chemicals. The potential health effects of mycotoxins have been reviewed by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine [1]. These mycotoxins may be constituents of the particles released into indoor air. Studies with exposures to living cells and animals indicate that some mycotoxins are very potent. Documented or suspected health effects from mycotoxins in these studies include tremors, loss of coordination, lesions, increased levels of chemicals linked to inflammation, immune system suppression, cell death, and animal death.
 
13.03.08 EPA all moldsEnvironmental Protection Agency Health Effects Associated With Molds (Appendix B) ~ When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odors and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure. All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause reactions in humans. The types and severity of symptoms depend, in part, on the types of mold present, the extent of an individual’s exposure, the ages of the individuals, and their existing sensitivities or allergies.
 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings ~ Persistent dampness and microbial growth on interior surfaces and in building structures should be avoided or minimized as they may lead to adverse health effects (15)”. “Numerous species of bacteria and fungi, in particular filamentous fungi (mold), can contribute significantly to indoor air pollution (4, 15-20)…Damp Indoor Environments have been associated with many serious health effects, including asthma, hypersensitivity, and sinusitis. Moisture incursion leading to dampness can result from water leaks and/or by condensation due to high humidity.
 
Katy’s Exposure Blog So Where’s The Bottleneck????? 2009 WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality – Dampness and Mold ~  In 2009, the World Health Organization issued a report regarding known illnesses caused by exposure to microbes found in water damaged building. Within the report, they accurately state that exposure to molds and toxins can cause a perturbing of the immune system. The US Department of Transportation has found that a Federal employee was permanently disabled from his chronic inflammation caused by exposure to microbes in the water damaged Detroit Metro Air Traffic Controller Tower. There is an ICD-9 Code for these illnesses of Chronic Inflammatory Response from exposures in Water Damaged Buildings, CIRS-WDB. US OSHA has issued health advisories in which they, too, recognize the perturbance of the immune system from poor indoor air quality of moldy buildings.   This post was updated on October 21, 2011 to reflect the current state of politics and why and how information continues to be suppressed of the serious illness caused by water damaged buildings.
 
Here’s The Bottleneck, Its Corruption In the Courts!!!!
The San Diego, California Courts have been Colluding with expert defense witnesses in mold litigation for now eight years to defraud public over Mold Issue. They suppressed evidence of criminality in Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation, Bruce Kelman & GlobalTox, Inc. vs. Sharon Kramer, San Diego, California, to aid the scientific fraud to continue in policies, claims handling practices and courts. In a second case, they tried to stop Sharon (to no avail) from writing of what they have done to her by criminal means to defraud the public over the mold issue.
 
Leading justices of the California judicicial branch, framed Sharon for libel for the words, “altered his under oath statements” in the first public writing (March 9, 2005) to expose how commerce was able to get scientific fraud marketed into public health policy for the purpose of influencing the courts and while their experts, plaintiffs in these cases, generate handsome incomes as expert defense witnesses in mold litigations across the US – off the backs of the sick, injured and dying. 
 
In a second case, in which the courts are trying to silence her by hook or by crook of their role in defrauding the public, they jailed Sharon (ordered March 9, 2012) for refusing to be coerced into signing a false confession of libel to conceal what they have done and continue to do to defraud the public.  In addition to falsifying many court documents to conceal judgments that never were, they have also concealed that Bryan Hardin, retired US Assistant Surgen General and Deputy Director of CDC/NIOSH has been an undisclosed party to the malicious litigations all along. Kelman and Hardin are the paid for hire authors of the US Chamber’s mold statement.
 
THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM THE CORRUPT CALIFORNIA COURTS ARE CONCEALING ~ The US Chamber’s “Scientific Viewcites false physician authorship & false university affiliation, was paid for by a think-tank, was written with the express direction that it should be something judges can understand and is used by political action committees to mislead courts. The entire false concept that mold is not toxic when found in a water damaged building, is based on one set of never vetted extrapolations by Kelman & Hardin to form such the outrageously unscientific conclusion of proof of lack of causation from toxins in water damaged buildings. What the U.S. Chamber’s Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold says to “educate” judges, while people are losing everything from the deadly, hateful, deceptive  marketing scheme to defraud the public and taxpayer is “Thus the notion that Toxic Mold is an insidious secret killer as so many trial lawyers and media would claim is ‘Junk Science” unsupported by actual scientific study.”
 
13.03.08 Congress Get Off Your ArseAs Such, Get Off Your Political Arses, Congress, and DO SOMETHING To Stop The SCIENCE FRAUD IN POLICY & CORRUPTION IN THE CALIFORNIA COURTS ~ Video Testimony of Sharon Kramer, presented to Congress in February of 2013 & DEMAND to remove the false science from policy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supporting Documentation:

[1] Definition of Agnotology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology

[1] March 2013 NY Times article “Response to Post Hurricane Sandy Mold Is Questioned”: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/nyregion/response-to-post-hurricane-sandy-mold-is-questioned.html?_r=0

[1] 2013 Berkeley Laboratory Plausibility of  WDB mycotoxin illness: http://www.iaqscience.lbl.gov/dampness-risks-mycotoxins.html

[1] 1999 WHO Symptoms of mycotoxicosis: http://www.who.int/bulletin/archives/77(9)754.pdf

[1] 2013 FDA Regulation of mycotoxins: http://www.ngfa.org/files/misc/Guidance_for_Toxins.pdf

[1] 2007 Health Canada on WDB co-contaminants/toxins: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/mould-moisissure-eng.php

[1] 2004 ACOEM & US Chamber Mold Statements author, Bruce J. Kelman, Kilian Case testimony regarding extrapolations to single rat study to claim proof of lack of causation of illness, mass marketed by ACOEM & Manhattan Institute think-tank.  http://freepdfhosting.com/e4acd4a220.pdf

[1] 2002 ACOEM Mold Statement calculations & claimed proof of lack of causation by never vetted science: http://freepdfhosting.com/74478c4cad.pdf

[1] 2007 Wall Street Journal on ACOEM’s 2002 “Amid Suites Over Mold Experts Wear Two Hats” http://www.drcraner.com/images/suits_over_mold_WSJ.pdf

[1]  2008 IJOEH Critique of ACOEM Mold Statement, James Craner MD http://www.drcraner.com/images/A%20Critique%20of%20the%20ACOEM%20Statement%20on%20Mold.pdf

[1] 2006 OSHA publication (one example of citing ACOEM, see page 21) http://www.osha.gov/Publications/preventing_mold.pdf

[1] 2003 US Chamber’s “A Scientific View of the Health Effects of Mold” http://freepdfhosting.com/a8baea5e37.pdf

[1] 2003 Manhattan Institute cancelled checks to Veritox (GlobalTox) http://freepdfhosting.com/8e5c4c5a36.pdf

[1] 2003 Veritox contract w/Manhattan Institute http://freepdfhosting.com/da1f816865.pdf

[1] 2003 Hardin & Kelman billable hours http://freepdfhosting.com/43f07c34e8.pdf

[1] 2008 Kelman stating US Chamber Mold Statement was written for judges. http://freepdfhosting.com/cfe9bff790.pdf

[1] 2006 Hardin stating US Chamber Mold Statement is a lobbying piece & tied to ACOEM http://freepdfhosting.com/6cdc259ccf.pdf

[1] 2007 IJOEH How info moves in and out of government via nonprofit medical associations, over mold issue. Kramer, Perez http://freepdfhosting.com/b16c7060b3.pdf

[1] 2013 “Toxic Clout” http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/02/27/12246/toxic-clout-how-washington-works-badly

[1] 2006 Senator Kennedy’s GAO audit request http://freepdfhosting.com/f18db049a6.pdf

[1] 2007 Deletion of investigating conflicts of interest from GAO audit, 2009 GAO email  (see page 2 of reference above for what was deleted from audit) http://freepdfhosting.com/ea128af618.pdf

[1] 2008 GAO Report, “INDOOR MOLD Better Coordination of Research on Health Effects and More Consistent Guidance Would Improve Federal Efforts” no mention of ACOEM, US Chamber, or conflicts of interest http://www.gao.gov/assets/290/282305.pdf

[1] 2008 IJOEH on ACOEM An Association In Service To Industry, LaDou, Kramer, et.al. http://freepdfhosting.com/621823a111.pdf

[1] 2002, Chair of ACOEM Scientific View Committee referring to ACOEM Mold Statement as “defense argument” & “garbage science” http://freepdfhosting.com/bb400631a3.pdf

[1] 2013 California Constitution forbidding political & sectarian endeavors by University of California  http://freepdfhosting.com/a8ac423491.pdf

[1] 2010 ACHEMMIC letter to Regents of University of California, Constitutional Violation of imprimatur on US Chamber Mold Statement. http://freepdfhosting.com/e88548fd20.pdf

[1] 2006 Listed US Chamber author, Andrew Saxon of UCLA, stating under oath he did not author the US Chamber Mold Statement & had never seen it. http://freepdfhosting.com/daf7d27e86.pdf

[1] 2008 Kelman stating under oath Saxon knew he was a listed author of US Chamber Mold Statement. http://freepdfhosting.com/c510fbfb25.pdf

[1] 2009 Nat’l Apartment Assoc submits Amicus citing Chamber paper in litigation involving two infant deaths. http://freepdfhosting.com/e633e385ad.pdf

[1] 2009 NAA amicus citing to US Chamber, Abad Case http://freepdfhosting.com/f6bdd9bc03.pdf

[1] 2008 Kelman for the defense in Abad http://freepdfhosting.com/3ad4a1ccf1.pdf

[1] 2004 Abad Case attorney, Russ Hiles, for CA State Bar, “How To Defend A Mold Case” http://freepdfhosting.com/67182453b4.pdf

[1] US DOJ using Veritox as expert defense witnesses to defeat liability for illness in moldy military housing. http://freepdfhosting.com/3696bb70f0.pdf

[1] 2010 New Solutions, Cost shifting in workman’s compensation, LaDou http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20943472

[1] 2010 WorkCompCentral on ACOEM 2011 Mold Statement conflicts of interest, http://freepdfhosting.com/715a485427.pdf

[1] 2010 Human & Experimental Toxicology, Calabrese on never vetted toxicology risk assessment science http://freepdfhosting.com/b6fe5a07f4.pdf

Statement of Facts

I have a degree in marketing.  In 2005, I was the first to publicly write how the false concept was mass marketed into policy that it was scientifically proven mold toxins in WDB do not harm, for the purpose of misleading US courts. March 2005 http://freepdfhosting.com/4a6534d9aa.pdf

Kelman & Veritox sued me for libel for the sentence in the writing, “Upon viewing documents presented by the Hayne’s attorney of Kelman’s prior testimony from a case in Arizona, Dr. Kelman altered his under oath statements on the witness stand.” May 2005 original complaint: http://freepdfhosting.com/3954fa2090.pdf

Among other misdeeds like falsifying judgments, liens and remittiturs, acting w/o subject matter jurisdiction, etc.; the San Diego courts framed me for libel which aided the scientific fraud to continue in all US courts. Then held me in contempt in a second case for telling what they have done.  January 2012 evidence of framing, criminality and harassment by Kelman, his attorney and courts:  http://freepdfhosting.com/8c960142d2.pdf 

In  the second case, which was all about silencing me of what occurred in the first and the continued adverse impact on the public, the courts jailed me for refusing to be coerced into signing a false confession of libel to defraud the public and conceal their role in aiding it. Transcript March 9, 2012 http://freepdfhosting.com/e8ff43479c.pdf  Transcript March 14, 2012  http://freepdfhosting.com/ac1551158a.pdf  &  April 12, 2012 http://freepdfhosting.com/3177896b5a.pdf

I  have been court ordered to never write of the libel cases again, to publish a false confession on the internet of being guilty of libel for a sentence I never wrote and to pay the court $3K for blogging of how they put me in jail for refusing to sign a false confession – then falsified the sheriff dept record to conceal it. http://freepdfhosting.com/e1046ba677.pdf

The matter is now in limbo on appeal as the Appellate court cannot establish subject matter jurisdiction because of fraud upon the court/falsified court documents in both cases, and I am not filing an opening brief without them establishing jurisdiction – which they cannot do. Proof of no subject matter jurisdiction equals no judicial immunity for aiding to defraud the public for now eight years over the mold issue by unlawful and criminal means. http://freepdfhosting.com/addd001520.pdf

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2 Responses to U.S. Federal Warnings: Prevention of Diseases from Exposure to Biocontaminants in Damp Buildings

  1. The research on the load of mycotoxins and allergenic debris that can be carried by fine and very-fine particles, plus the ability of those particles to get very deep into the lungs, has not been properly done. This is likely the route of exposure that tops all others and totally invalidates any of the existing studies on possible exposure. Until we have better research here, and proper standards for measuring fine and ultra-fine particulate, and also the chemical content of such, we are not going to be able to prove real exposure. Present methods are likely out by hundreds or thousands to one. When I left CMHC with an early retirement, the budget for such studies disappeared. This is vital work! Who is going to do it?

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