Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hazardous Drywall?

CNN has a story about a woman who was told by her doctor to vacate her house because her drywall was making her sick. Sounds a bit strange, doesn't it? Well, the drywall seems to be from China (surprise, surprise) and homes built in Florida between 2004 and 2007 may have some hazardous materials in the drywall. Here's a brief snippet from CNN:

"A study done for the Florida health department by private laboratory Unified Engineering Inc. found that samples of certain Chinese drywall gave off a sulfurous odor from "volatile sulfur compounds" when exposed to extreme heat and moisture. It also found that vapors "in the residential atmosphere created a corrosive environment in the presence of moisture."

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