Sent: 2/27/2010 6:52:41 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Subj: QuanTEM Chronicle February 2010
Message from John Barnett, President
Sending out the QuanTEM Chronicles for the past five years has been a joy. Through this news letter we have met many of you whom we might not have otherwise. Your comments have always been constructive and in almost every case, positive. Occasionally we have some fun with it; but, the main purpose is to highlight information which directly affects our industry. It’s not our intent to sell you on an idea as much as to provide items and articles which can be of value and, in many cases, thought provoking.
Last month we included a link to an article in the LA Daily newspaper entitled “The Toxic Mold Rush”. This article didn’t shine a very flattering light on Mrs. Sharon Kramer and she was kind enough to bring this to our attention. Mrs Kramer wasn’t happy about seeing this article resurrected. For this I apologize to Mrs. Kramer and to our readers. It is not our intent to link to or promote articles which engage in personal attacks. No person or group gain from this type of publication. Please know, this won’t happen again.
For every topic there many opposing view points and rest assured we will dig out as many of these as we can. The exchange of diverse opinions and views is what makes this country great and it’s what keeps our industry growing. Now, can you be of help? Yes you can, if you see an article or have penned one which is beneficial to our industry, please let us know. We would like to consider linking to your offering.
Thank you for your continuing support of QuanTEM.
John E. Barnett
QuanTEM Laboratories, LLC
Sent: Sat, Feb 27, 2010
Subject: [iequality] QuanTem Labs President Apologized For Repeating LA Weekly Fraudulent Attack
Mr. Barnett issued an apology in his newsletter this month for their repeating in last month’s issue of that horrid false light attack on my family by Daniel Heimpel and Jill Stewart of LA Weekly (2008). Their fraudulent writing was very hurtful to my husband and children. Even though I seldom write of my own family’s mold experience, Heimpel and Stewart had referred to my daughter with Cystic Fibrosis as my “starring victim” as I have spoken out to expose the deceit of ACOEM, the US Chamber of Commerce et al.
My daughter lives in LA and returned from lunch after just starting her first job out of college to see her co-workers reading the horrid writing of the dynamic duo, calling her a “starring victim”.
It is amazing how low some people will stoop to keep the deceit going that mold in water damaged buildings does not harm. They could care less who gets hurt in the process. In my book, Heimpel and Stewart are at the very bottom on the barrel among yellow journalists.
I am very appreciative to Mr. Barnett and QuanTem Labs for their apology. And I am very impressed. It takes a big man to say “I was wrong” in his own monthly newsletter. Too bad Heimpel and Stewart don’t have the same moral character Mr. Barnett does.
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