Sherman Elementary Health Dept Report
click to download each segment of the Sherman Elementary Health Dept. Report of August, 2004, San Diego, CA, in .pdf format
This is the San Diego County Environmental Health Dept. Sherman Report of 8/06, in pdf files, for download. Click the hyperlink for each sections, to download to the designated folder on your computer. Doubleclick to open each file after it has been downloaded.
Coverletter accompanying SD Cty DOH Report re: Sherman Elementary School
2. Indoor Air Quality Evaluation Report
part one (pages 1-10); part two (pages 11-19)
Please note that the evaluation was made by the County Department of Health, paid by San Diego Unified School District. See comments in Real Testimonies (Susan Brinchman) by Ms. Shamsky, IH, who was directed not to talk to Ms. Brinchman, a teacher made ill at Sherman. Also, note the places that tapelifts and other tests were made, places where mold would not be expected to be found. Note how few tests were made AND that the district personnel selected the places to test, not the IH. Lastly, note how many times unhealthful items are cited, such as dampness, presence of water, rodent feces, rodent activity, cockroaches, dirt, human skin fragments in high quantities, poor housekeeping, etc. - yet these are glossed over as unimportant in the summary sections, minimized. This pattern is often seen throughout the United States, when school districts hire private or public entities to test. This report was criticized by a renowned toxicologist, Dr. Richard Lipsey , as having inadequate testing, being highly suspicious, etc.. It is placed here so that the public may see an example of how testing may be done and yet, in a building with incessant leaks for decades (surprise!), no mold is found. This shows why we must be more vigilant with our schools and government agencies. This is what happens when there are no laws or government agencies in most of our states that protect children in their school environments (see our Mold Law page for more info). For more information, see our About Mold Testing page. There is a series of photos of Sherman problems on this site, and a page devoted to the Sherman Documents that tell what the district reported on a television interview, San Diego Insider, July 19, 2006, was inaccurate.
3. Attachment A: Staff Incident Reports
Note the Staff Environmental Incident Reports collected by a union representative and turned in to the district in Winter, 2004. They are sick and begging for help. Help is finally coming in Summer, 2006, with the tearing down of Sherman. But what has happened, meanwhile, to all the sick people? These 13 are only a small portion of the 53 written staff complaints and pleas received by SDUSD since December 1999.
4. Attachment B: Inspection Grid
5. Attachment C: Mold Testing
Air Testing (non-viable spore trap) and direct microscopic examination data
6. Attachment D: Airborne Dust
Airborne Dust Measurement Findings
7. Attachment E: Airborne Analysis Airborne Mold, Fiberglass, and Skin Cell Analysis
8. Attachment F: Allergen Dust Sampling
9. Attachment G: Selected photos
Photos that were made available to the Health Dept prior to their tour and inspection of Sherman:
For many more photos of Sherman's IAQ causes....
Click below for more Sherman photos of water-damage, moisture, broken condensate lines, pooling water on roof by air intake, filthy old filters, mold-like substance inside HVAC, etc. taken on roof and inside building, just prior to SDSUD board's demolition decision.
Sherman 2004 photos part 1