Are Your Walls Making You Sick?

Is there an odor similar of “rotten eggs” coming from your drywall?

Drywall imported from China and recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission could be causing the smell.  If you replaced your drywall in the last six years, you could possibly have one of the over 100,000 homes exposed.  The drywall in question was mainly imported from 2004-2007 and has been known to cause many different health ailments, including headaches, rashes, and breathing problems.  The drywall may also be contributing to the corrosion of electrical wiring, air-conditioning coils and other metal housing components.

Many owners have noted the rotten eggs smell which may be due to the presence of compounds such as strontium sulfide.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, prolonged exposure to some of the compounds found in the drywall can affect the nervous system and may cause breathing problems, chest pains and even death.

The Miley Legal Group’s November Newsletter goes deeper into the in to the story with information on the 1,000 complaints the CPSC has received about the China Drywall and the states the drywall has currently been found.

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