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Heads Up About Chinese Drywall — Wellness Wire

March 11, 2009

If you are experiencing nose bleeds, breathing problems and allergy-type symptoms in your home and you have had drywall installed in the last eight, you may be suffering from exposure to toxic hydrogen sulphide gas and other sulphide gases found in certain Chinese-imported drywall sheets.The problematic drywall was imported between 2001 and 2007. “All houses affected have shown a common symptom — blackened, scorched wiring behind switch plates and wall plugs —coupled with homeowner health symptoms,” according to the president of American Watchdog, Thomas Martin. “Chemicals remaining in the wallboard are sufficiently toxic that as few as three sheets of drywall may be enough to contaminate a home to the point it may require bulldozing” Martin goes on to say, although the Wall Street Journal reports less concern. The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency is investigating.


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