it was the high heat-combined with high humidity that made it so easy to find in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia & Southeast Texas.
Washington, DC (Vocus) February 1, 2010
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center has been calling attention to toxic Chinese drywall, or tainted US made drywall for about a year. The groups goal has always been to help homeowners initially in the US Southeast, and now nationwide. With no science on the topic of bad drywall; initially the group assumed it would be easy to find Chinese drywall-bad US drywall, that was toxic, as their investigation progressed. They admit this was wrong. The group did not realize that for the worst effects of Chinese drywall that is toxic-or tainted US drywall-there has to be high thresholds of heat, combined with high thresholds of humidity. The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is saying,"it was the high heat-combined with high humidity that made it so easy to find in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia & Southeast Texas." The group is saying we now are 100% certain toxic Chinese drywall, and or tainted US drywall is in all 50 states-its just going to be more complicated in finding it in the other 43 US States." For more information please contact the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center Critical 2010 Updates:
- Toxic Drywall off gassing: Toxic off gassing is what happens when toxic Chinese drywall-tainted US drywall is exposed to heat and humidity. The results of this include blackened copper, electrical wiring, failed AC coils, plus serious health effects, for those who live in the homes, or condominiums. This mostly applies to US States in the US South, or US Southeast.
- Inter-mixing: Having more than one type of drywall manufacturer in a home/condo. This also means that the State of Florida's numbers of maybe 60,000 Chinese drywall-tainted US drywall homes- could be off by hundreds of thousands of homes. The group believes that many to possibly most US homes built between 2001-2008 will have intermixed drywall manufactures.
- Blanks: Many homeowners in Florida & other states have a type of drywall called Blank drywall. There is no ASTM number on it-no manufactures name on it-nothing. The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center calls these Blanks, and assumes this garbage came from China. The group says,"Why did major US homebuilders install blank drywall in their homes built from 2001-2008? Where were the city, or county building inspectors?"
- Time Lines For Toxic Chinese Drywall-tainted US made drywall: 2001-to early 2009.
- What Is Tainted US Drywall: According to the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center,"we do not know what tainted US drywall is yet. We are not sure if it is counterfeit drywall from the worlds biggest counterfeiter-China-or if its US made drywall, that used really cheap Chinese gypsum-or-all of the above-we don't know yet."
- Symptoms of Toxic Chinese Drywall-US Tainted Drywall-The US Southeast: One question the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center gets asked frequently is what are the symptoms or indicators of toxic Chinese drywall in a home? The group says, "In Florida, the U.S. Southeast, Virginia or other states known to have toxic Chinese drywall, the four biggest symptoms/indicators of toxic Chinese drywall we hear are air conditioning coil failures, failed electrical appliances/flickering lights, black copper, combined with health side effects that include nonstop upper respiratory problems, to severe headaches, to nose bleeds, to all sorts of strange rashes." But what about that sulfur smell? The group says, "Some homes have the sulfur smell, some do not. We do not think that the smell of sulfur is necessarily the best indicator for toxic Chinese drywall. We think a far better indicator for homes, at least in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Southeast Texas, Mississippi, Virginia or other humid, warm states are air conditioning coil failures, electrical problems, combined with all, or some of the homeowner's family are sick. However, we now fear toxic Chinese drywall"
- Toxic or Tainted Drywall In All Other US States:The group is now saying,"as far as finding toxic Chinese drywall-bad US drywall in other US States-like Arizona-California-New York, we think the best solution is to carefully go up to your attic & see what is written on the back of the drywall---write the information down, also check in your laundry room and see if the copper-or stainless steel plumbing connections to your washer-dryer have turned black, or corroded. Laundry rooms in US homes may have enough humidity to give signs of bad drywall. If this is the cases-in combination with the homeowner & their families are sick-- and then call us at 866-714-6466." Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is also still very interested in talking with homeowners who have a specific type of drywall in their homes called Knauf Tianjin. The group is also warning all buyers of bank foreclosures in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, or Southeast Texas----to not buy a bank foreclosure without hiring a local building inspector who knows how to check for toxic Chinese drywall-or tainted US drywall in a bank owned property. The group is saying, "don't buy one of these foreclosures without first getting a qualified home inspector who knows how to check for toxic Chinese drywall in a home. To get the names of qualified home inspector in the US Southeast, check with the areas local board of Realtors." For more information homeowners can call the Chinese Drywall Complaint Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at Http://ChineseDrywallComplaintCenter.Com
The Chinese Drywall Complaint Center is saying,"at what point will the US Consumer Products Safety Commission/EPA give us vital medical information related to health issues related to long term exposure to toxic Chinese drywall-US made tainted drywall & possible cancer, or other serious issues-its been a year? US Citizens & the US medical industry needs this information now!"