Here are some of the information that has been put together based upon the claims of off-gasing from chinese made drywall.
- Homeowners have begun to complain about Chinese made drywall that gives off a egg-like stench
- Between 2004-2008, approximately 540,000,000 (540 million) pounds of plasterboard (which includes drywall and ceiling tiles) was imported into the US from China
- A majority of the imported drywall entered the US following the 2005 hurricane season that caused a domestic drywall shortage
- Chinese drywall was less expensive
- The drywall was made with fly ash which may not have been refined (i.e. cleaned) as well as some domestically made drywall.
- The Florida Department of Health found the drywall to emit “volatile sulfur compounds” and contained strontium sulfide, which can release hydrogen sulfide in moist air (i.e. rotten egg smell)
- A University of New Orleans toxicologist has identified hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, sulfur dioxide and carbon disulfide in the drywall
- Agencies of the Chinese government did not respond to repeated Associated Press’ requests for comment
A copy of the AP article can be found HERE