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  2. Chinese drywall - Wikipedia

    Background. Drywall, also known as plasterboard, is a building material typically consisting of gypsum-based plaster extruded between two thick sheets of paper and kiln-dried.

  3. How Can I Tell If My Home Has Problem Drywall? |

    Your best source is our guidance (pdf) on identifying homes built with problem drywall. (There are many reasons that a home could exhibit similar symptoms to a home with problem drywall and it is important that you correctly identify the source at work in your particular circumstance.)

  4. Chinese drywall refers to drywall imported from China (from approximately 2001 to 2007) which contains extraneous metals and minerals, such as sulfur, strontium and iron.

  5. Chinese Drywall: Health Problems and Property Damage |

    Problem drywall is a problem that isn't going away. As of 2015, over 4,000 homeowners have reported that drywall imported from China has caused health problems and metal corrosion in their homes, according to the CDC. The contaminated drywall has high levels of sulfur, which may be responsible for a ...

  6. Contaminated Chinese drywall cannot be repaired. Affected homeowners are being forced to either suffer bad health and failing appliances due to wire corrosion or replace the drywall entirely, a procedure which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

  7. Report backs Chinese drywall health complaints - USA TODAY

    Drywall imported from China, used in over 20,000 properties beginning in 2005, could have caused adverse health effects in the tens of thousands of American exposed to it, a report released Friday ...

  8. What to Do With Chinese Drywall Problems - The Spruce

    Not long ago, Chinese drywall seemed to be a minor problem. Now, not only is this problem expanding to include more homes, but the severity of the problem is increasing. What It Is and Why It's a Problem Some drywall coming from plants in China has been found to include phosphogypsum, a radioactive ...

  9. Tests for Defective Drywall | Consumer Information

    Some U.S. homes built between 2003 and 2008 contain imported drywall, known in the press as Chinese drywall. Some consumers who live in these homes have reported problems, including a strong sulfur smell, like rotten eggs; health issues, like irritated and itchy eyes and skin, difficulty breathing, a persistent cough and headaches; and premature corrosion or deterioration of certain metal ...

  10. Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuits - Morgan & Morgan

    Between 2004 and 2007, thousands of homes throughout the country were built with Chinese drywall after a construction boom and several hurricanes led to a shortage in domestic drywall.

  11. Corrosive Drywall | Florida Department of Health

    Hazard Assessment of Copper Corrosion and Air-Conditioner Evaporator Coil Failures Possibly Associated with Imported Drywall. Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF).