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Watery eyes runny nose sore throat taste of concrete inair - old fireplace WHY?

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House was built in 1960s. Rental. Landlord does not believe our stories of discomfort and what we consider to be a sick house.
asked in Heating and AC by dr-ronross (120 points)
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I feel your pain because I’m allergic to a lot of things but I’m not sure how can I help you. A person who has no allergic reactions to something that affects you may not understand your complaint so you’d have to provide a proof that there’s something “in the air”.

What you may want to consider is hiring a contractor / lab which is equipped with air sampling devices and explain what you’re experiencing so they know what to look for. There’s also a possibility that the chimney acts like a vacuum and delivers some pollutants from exterior… hard to supply a solution without “touching” / investigating this problem.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)