The federal government has released a report that they have found a "strong association" between problematic imported Chinese drywall and corrosion of pipes and wires.
$3.5 million dollars worth of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission studies have found a "possible" link between health problems reported by homeowners and higher-than-normal levels of hydrogen sulfide gas emitted from the wallboard coupled with formaldehyde, such as the ex-gassing from deteriorating imported Chinese drywall. Thousands of homeowners who bought new houses built with the imported Chinese building product are in limbo, as are Hurricane Katrina victims and others whose homes were remediated with the toxic drywall. The suspect building materials have previously been found by state and federal agencies to emit "volatile sulfur compounds" and produce a rotten-egg odor.
CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on dangerous drywall imports from China, and how homes across the U.S. are affected.
Since January 2006, 550 million pounds of contaminated Chinese drywall entered the U.S. Of that amount, some 60,000 homes have had tainted drywall installed. An epidemic of homes have been affected, beginning in Florida and including Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. Over 365 reports have come from residents in 18 States and the District of Columbia.
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