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DRIVEN INTO DESPAIR, POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS, AND POOR HEALTH: THE CHEMICALLY INJURED, PAINT POISONED, AND CHEMICALLY SENSITIVE’S PLEA FOR HELP!

HOMELESSNESS, AND POOR HEALTH: THE CHEMICALLY INJURED, PAINT POISONED, AND CHEMICALLY SENSITIVE’S PLEA FOR HELP!

A Plea for Help!

It is medically necessary

that I live in a single family home that is a healthy home for the

chemically injured and chemically sensitive, and

a safe home that shall

permit me to heal after encountering environmental health hazards that injure and poison children, families, and the elderly.

Mold

Lead

Allergins

Toxins

Improper Air Ventilation

Structural Defects

”This Multifamily Dwelling and Former Schoolhouse Building in Baltimore City was Environmentally Unfriendly, Toxic, Contaminated, and Caused Me to Suffer Adverse Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

SINCE 2007, I HAVE BEEN HOMELESS AND FORCED TO LIVE OUTDOORS IN AN AUTOMOBILE.

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND HEALTHY HOME IS CRITICALLY NECESSARY FOR ME TO LIVE INDOORS.

LIFE IS PSYCHOLOGALLY AND PHYSICALLY STRESSFUL LIVING OUTDOORS AND INSIDE OF AN AUTOMOBILE, BUT AN UNHEALTHY HOME NEGATIVELY IMPACTS MY PHYSICAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.

”There were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.”

November 2003

were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.” November 2003

”This Multifamily Dwelling and Former Schoolhouse Building in Baltimore City was Environmentally Unfriendly, Toxic, Contaminated, and Caused Me to Suffer Adverse Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

”There were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.”

November 2003

were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.” November 2003

NO PRECAUTIONS EXERCISED!

NO PRECAUTIONS EXERCISED!

”The building had no mechanical exhaust and ventilation system; common areas

were without inadequate and improper ventilation. Just this inside of the building’s laundry room .”

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exhaust fan

were without inadequate and improper ventilation. Just this inside of the building’s laundry room .” an

This multifamily housing development, and former Baltimore City public school built in 1908, had a high mortality rate most likely due to the following conditions:

Management commented, ”Most will die in here anyway!”

Inadequate Air Ventilation throughout halls and Common Areas

Improper Air Ventilation throughout halls and Common Areas

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Contamination

Renovations with Vaporous and Caustic Enamels without Adequate and Proper Ventilation

Renovations with Vaporous and Caustic Enamels without Adequate and Proper Ventilation

Visible Signs of Mold Growth and Infestation posed a threat.”

Visible Signs of Mold Growth and Infestation posed a threat.”

Poisoned by Mold Toxins in this Mold Infested Apartment

Poisoned by Mold Toxins in this Mold Infested Apartment

Mold infested and contaminated walls, ceiling, window sills, and carpet

Mold infestation in the HVAC SYSTEM and MOLD Contamination of Indoor Air and Heat Supply

Photographed in 2007, this Mold Contaminated Heating System, Manufactured March 1992, was Environmentally Unsafe and Poorly Maintained

in 2007, this Mold Contaminated Heating System, Manufactured March 1992, was Environmentally Unsafe and Poorly Maintained

Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth, Contamination, and Infestation

Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth, Contamination, and Infestation

Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth, Contamination, and Infestation

Mold Contamination and Infestation of Common areas and Hallway’s Air Condiontioning and Heat Supply

Mold Contamination and Infestation of Common areas and Hallway’s Air Condiontioning and Heat Supply

INDOOR AIR POLUTION AND EXPOSURES TO SECOND HAND CIGARETTE SMOKE THROUGHOUT THIS FIRE EXIT STAIRWELL AND LAUNDRY ROOM FACILITY

Multiple Cigarette Burns throughout this FIRE STAIRWELL and EXIT

Multiple Cigarette Burns throughout this FIRE STAIRWELL and EXIT

LAUNDRY ROOM FACILITY

LAUNDRY ROOM FACILITY

INDOOR AIR POLUTION AND OVER EXPOSURES TO TOXIC, NOXIOUS, AND CAUSTIC AIR FRESHENER PRODUCTS INSIDE OF THIS ELEVATOR

Windows were Defective and Inoperable

Windows were Defective and Inoperable

OVEREXPOSED TO UP TO SIX OF THESE TOXIC AND CAUSTIC INDUSTRIAL STRENTH AIR FRESHENERS AT ONE ONCE within the building’s elevator , BUT AS MANY AS FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING TOXIC PRODUCTS WERE PHOTOGRAPHED

Multiple Toxic and Caustic INDUSTRIAL STRENTH Air Fresheners inside of the Building’s Elevator

Multiple Toxic and Caustic INDUSTRIAL STRENTH Air Fresheners inside of the Building’s Elevator

CAUSTIC AND NOXIOUS CLEANING PRODUCTS

”The reason behind fresheners in elevator was due to route trash is brought down and resulting odor.”

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Property Management

Toxic Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, and Fungicides were used on the Premises

Toxic Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, and Fungicides were used on the Premises

Water damage and debris on the Premises

Water damage and debris on the Premises

Indoor Air Pollution inside of the Building’s Laundry Room

Indoor Air Pollution inside of the Building’s Laundry Room

Signs of Poor and Inadequate Management, Maintenance, and Housing Inspections

Site Management’s Clutter in common areas

Site Management’s Clutter in common areas

DRIVEN INTO DESPAIR, POVERTY, HOMELESSNESS, AND POOR HEALTH: THE CHEMICALLY INJURED, PAINT POISONED, AND CHEMICALLY SENSITIVE’S PLEA FOR HELP!

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A Plea for Help!

It is medically necessary that I live in a single family home that is a healthy home for the chemically injured and chemically sensitive, and a safe home that shall permit me to heal after encountering environmental health hazards that injure and poison children, families, and the elderly.

Mold

Lead

Allergins

Toxins

Improper Air Ventilation

Structural Defects

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”This Multifamily Dwelling and Former Schoolhouse Building in Baltimore City was Environmentally Unfriendly, Toxic, Contaminated, and Caused Me to Suffer Adverse Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

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SINCE 2007, I HAVE BEEN HOMELESS AND FORCED TO LIVE OUTDOORS IN AN AUTOMOBILE.

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND HEALTHY HOME IS CRITICALLY NECESSARY FOR ME TO LIVE INDOORS.

LIFE IS PSYCHOLOGALLY AND PHYSICALLY STRESSFUL LIVING OUTDOORS AND INSIDE OF AN AUTOMOBILE, BUT AN UNHEALTHY HOME NEGATIVELY IMPACTS MY PHYSICAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.

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”There were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.”
”There were hazardous and improper
renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and
vaporous oil base paint enamel.”
November 2003
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Historic Louisa May Alcott School #59

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”This Multifamily Dwelling and Former Schoolhouse Building in Baltimore City was Environmentally Unfriendly, Toxic, Contaminated, and Caused Me to Suffer Adverse Health Reactions, Building-Related Illnesses, Chemical Injuries, Chemical Sensitivity, and Sick Building Syndrome.”

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”There were hazardous and improper renovations using toxic, carcinogenic, and vaporous oil base paint enamel.”

November 2003

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Historic Louisa May Alcott School #59

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NO PRECAUTIONS EXERCISED!

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”The building had no mechanical exhaust and ventilation system; common areas were without inadequate and
”The building had no mechanical exhaust and ventilation system; common areas
were without inadequate and improper ventilation. Just this
inside of the building’s laundry room .”
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exhaust fan
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This multifamily housing development, and former Baltimore City public school built in 1908, had a high mortality rate most likely due to the following

conditions:

Management commented, ”Most will die in here anyway!”

Inadequate Air Ventilation throughout halls and Common Areas

Improper Air Ventilation throughout halls and Common Areas

Poor Indoor Air Quality

Contamination

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Renovations with Vaporous and Caustic Enamels without Adequate and Proper Ventilation 30
Renovations with Vaporous and Caustic
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Visible Signs of Mold Growth and Infestation posed a threat.” Double-click to add an object
Visible Signs of Mold Growth and
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Poisoned by Mold Toxins in this Mold Infested Apartment 36
Poisoned by Mold Toxins in this
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Mold infested and contaminated walls, ceiling, window sills, and carpet 41
Mold infested and contaminated
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Mold infestation in the HVAC SYSTEM and MOLD Contamination of Indoor Air and Heat Supply
Mold infestation in the HVAC SYSTEM and
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Photographed in 2007, this Mold Contaminated Heating System, Manufactured March 1992, was Environmentally Unsafe and
Photographed in 2007, this Mold Contaminated Heating System,
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Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth, Contamination, and Infestation 51
Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth,
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Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth, Contamination, and Infestation 52
Visable signs of HVAC Mold Growth,
Contamination, and Infestation
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Mold Contamination and Infestation of Common areas and Hallway’s Air Condiontioning and Heat Supply 53
Mold Contamination and Infestation of Common
areas and Hallway’s Air Condiontioning and Heat
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INDOOR AIR POLUTION AND EXPOSURES TO SECOND HAND CIGARETTE SMOKE THROUGHOUT THIS FIRE EXIT STAIRWELL AND LAUNDRY ROOM FACILITY

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Multiple Cigarette Burns throughout this FIRE STAIRWELL and EXIT 55
Multiple Cigarette Burns throughout
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LAUNDRY ROOM FACILITY 57
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INDOOR AIR POLUTION AND OVER EXPOSURES TO TOXIC, NOXIOUS, AND CAUSTIC AIR FRESHENER PRODUCTS INSIDE OF THIS ELEVATOR

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Windows were Defective and Inoperable 62
Windows were Defective and
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OVEREXPOSED TO UP TO SIX OF THESE TOXIC AND CAUSTIC INDUSTRIAL STRENTH AIR FRESHENERS AT ONE ONCE within the building’s elevator , BUT AS MANY AS FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING TOXIC PRODUCTS WERE PHOTOGRAPHED

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Multiple Toxic and Caustic INDUSTRIAL STRENTH Air Fresheners inside of the Building’s Elevator 64
Multiple Toxic and Caustic INDUSTRIAL
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CAUSTIC AND NOXIOUS CLEANING PRODUCTS

”The reason behind fresheners in elevator was due to route trash is brought down and resulting odor.”

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Property Management

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Toxic Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, and Fungicides were used on the Premises Double-click to add an
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Water damage and debris on the Premises 70
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Indoor Air Pollution inside of the Building’s Laundry Room 72
Indoor Air Pollution inside of the
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Signs of Poor and Inadequate Management, Maintenance, and Housing Inspections 73
Signs of Poor and Inadequate
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Site Management’s Clutter in common areas 74
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