Chinese Drywall, manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard, has been linked to the destruction of homes and serious medical problems for homeowners that have had Chinese Drywall installed in their home.
UPDATE: CDC Links Chinese Drywall and Health Problems
May 6, 2014 — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published a report confirming what thousands of homeowners already know: Chinese drywall, which was installed in thousands of new homes in the mid-2000s, can cause a wide range of health problems, including headaches, fatigue, breathing problems, asthma attacks, nosebleeds, and irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat. Click here to read more.
What is the problem with the Chinese Drywall?
The defective drywall emits a sulfur compound that corrodes wiring, air conditioning coils and other metals ruining appliances, and may also cause health problems from chronic exposure.
Majority of homeowners affected by this problem reside mainly in Florida and the Southeastern United States. Houses with this drywall were built primarily between 2004-2006 due to the shortage of drywall in the United States at that time. There has been indication that some of the drywall may have been kept on barges at sea for months pending permission from the United States for importation. There is speculation that the humidity the material was exposed to while at sea may have something to do with the drywall’s fume problems.
Signs That You May Have Chinese Drywall
If you notice any of the following problems occurring within your home, you may have a defective Chinese drywall lawsuit:
- Sulfur Smell or the odor of rotten eggs
- Air conditioning system, wiring and pipes issues, specifically, the need to replace the evaporator coils
- Jewelry or silverware in the home tarnishes quickly after cleaning
- Problems with electronics such as televisions, computers and the wiring in the home
- Irritated eyes
- Respiratory problems
- Nose bleeds
- And other health issues