Chinese Drywall Problem did not cause 11 Deaths

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigate if 11 deaths were caused by being exposed to the contaminated Chinese drywall. After the investigation of these deaths, the CDC said that they found no reason that the drywall problem caused the deaths.

The CPSC had received around 3,794 reports of homeowners that had drywall that was causing corrosion on metal, pipes, and electrical wiring. The homeowners often complained about an odor that was described as rotten eggs or a sulfur smell. It was soon discovered that the most of the problem drywall was imported from China that had emitted chemical fumes. The homes were built between 2003 through 2008 when there was a construction boom making imported Chinese drywall in high demand.

Homeowners complained that they had difficulty breathing, itchy eyes and skin that was irritated, an ongoing cough, and headaches. Because of these complaints and the 11 deaths of people that had come in contact with the Chinese drywall, the CPSC investigated if there was a health hazard. That is when the CPSC had the CDC government agency conduct an investigation of these 11 deaths and found that the deaths were not related to the contaminated drywall. In addition, the CPSC said that state public health authorities also found that the drywall was not related to the deaths of these people.

The CPSC is still asking the CDC to possibly investigate any long-term health problems that could be associated with the tainted drywall.

For more information about the Drywall problem the CPSC has a website with information about testing and other information at

BY: N Wilson



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