Dangerous Exhaust Fumes – No Response


I live in the lower level of a small apartment building. The parking lot is right outside of my front windows. I’ve lived here for about nine months now and have not had any issues with the cars parked outside. However, other tenants have recently been backing into the parking spots right next to my windows. It’s been cold so they often run their cars for 15+ minutes to warm them up. Because the cars are backed in, the exhaust blows right at the building and seeps into my apartment (mostly through the air conditioner). I’ve politely asked my neighbors to turn their cars around so the exhaust doesn’t blow into my apartment, but they keep backing in anyway. I’ve tried contacting the building’s management, asking them to send out a memo to all of the tenants stating that they are not allowed to back into parking spaces next to the building. After some delay, I did finally get a response saying they would send out that memo. A week and a half later they still hadn’t sent it out, so I called again two days ago and they now seem to be nonresponsive. This is a serious health risk as the toxic exhaust fumes are making me feel nauseous and giving me headaches. I can’t seem to get anyone to realize the severity of blowing car exhaust directly into my apartment. I don’t want to ruin a good relationship with the management of the property and I can not afford to move, but this health risk is unacceptable. I did shoot some video to document the problem this morning. Any thoughts on how I should proceed?

Edited on: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 8:01 am
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