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What is Chinese drywall?
Chinese drywall refers to drywall imported from China (from approximately 2001 to 2007) which contains extraneous metals and minerals, such as sulfur, strontium and iron. Under certain environmental conditions (typically warm, humid climates), the drywall will emit sulfur gasses. These gasses create a noxious odor and corrode copper and other metal surfaces, which can damage one's air conditioner, electrical wiring, copper plumbing, appliances and electronics. Chinese drywall can also cause adverse health effects, which are primarily irritant and temporary in nature. Long term health effects are unknown.
COULD CHINESE DRYWALL BE IN MY HOME?
Hundreds of millions of sheets of Chinese drywall were imported from 2004 to 2006, but Chinese drywall has been found in homes built or remodeled as early as 2001 and homes built as late as 2009. The presence of Chinese drywall has been reported in states across America.