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    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
    > stupidity.
    > Unless you are built of copper pipe, Chinese drywall is
    > nothing more than a smelly problem.
    > RD
    > 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
    > for
    >> 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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