Re: Chinese Drywall and Toxic Fumes
Posted by Peg9Sue on 2/04/09
You may be right, but the facts are-
For many people, the first sign that they may have a drywall
problem is a the presence of a strong sulfur odor - often
described as the smell of rotten eggs. In some cases, the odor
is so bad, people are unable to live in their homes. Air-
conditioning evaporator coils, which are supposed to last a
decade or more, are corroding and failing in homes only a
couple of years old. Pipes and wiring may also be deteriorating
because of the Chinese drywall fumes.
Many people living in new Florida homes built with Chinese
drywall have also experienced health problems as a result of
the fumes in their homes. A toxicologist for the state of
Florida recently told one newspaper that the odor causes people
to experience mild and moderate respiratory irritation that
clears up when they leave the homes. Other residents have
reported that they are experiencing headaches that also go away
when they leave their houses. Other symptoms being reported
included irritated eyes, nose bleeds, coughing, sneezing,
difficulty breathing, and symptoms similar to bronchitis and
Health worries have caused many people to flee their new
Florida homes. Health officials are most concerned that the
Chinese drywall fumes could be especially dangerous for
sensitive populations. These include the very young and the
elderly. People with asthma and chemical sensitivities would be
at greatest risk.
On 2/03/09, Rem Dude wrote:
> The PPM associated with drywall off gassing is well below
> any known danger thresholds. Anyone who is suggesting
> otherwise is simply attempting to profit off of hysteria and
> Unless you are built of copper pipe, Chinese drywall is
> nothing more than a smelly problem.
> On 2/03/09, Toni41889 wrote:
>> Toxic Gases given off by Chinese Drywall
>> I heard a 20 minute interview today on Spainish radio in
>> Miami, Florida about hydrogen sulfide gas coming from
>> Chinese drywall and how it stayed on the Chinese barges
>> months and deteriorated. Dr. Richard Lipsey from
>> Jacksonville, Florida told how the toxic gas converts to
>> sulfuric acid in the lungs and can kill. He talked about
>> the symptoms and the radio station was going to have the
>> listeners sign up for having their homes tested when Dr.
>> Lipsey was going to be in Miami.
>> Is there a class action lawsuit on the Chinese drywall
>> problem? There should be.
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