Homes built using Chinese drywall are now causing serious health problems and financial hardships for homeowners in multiple states (1).
More than 500 million pounds of tainted Chinese drywall were used in the construction of homes, apartments, and condominiums during the height of the U.S. housing boom in 2006 (1). The Chinese drywall was cheaper than domestic versions; however, the decision to use it has resulted in serious repercussions for homeowners and builders alike.
The drywall undergoes a chemical reaction that releases noxious fumes. The fumes and chemicals in the air of these homes are making people sick, corroding copper pipes and electrical wiring, and causing silverware and jewelry to blacken (1).
Many homeowners are faced with an impossible decision—tear their homes down and rebuild them, incurring massive costs, or move and take mortgages out on houses they will be unable to sell.
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The Associated Press reported more than half a billion pounds of materials imported from China used in the building of 100,000 U.S. homes could be contaminated with fumigants, unfiltered coal byproducts, foul-smelling sulfur compounds, and other unrefined ingredients.
Affected families have reported burning eyes, sinus headaches, and a feeling of heaviness in the chest in brand new homes built with Chinese drywall. A majority of the contaminated drywall materials are believed to have entered the U.S. in 2006, following the Gulf Coast hurricane series that wreaked havoc across the region amidst a national housing boom.
If you’ve been affected by contaminated Chinese drywall in your home, apartment, or condo, the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough wants to help you get the money you need for the troubles you’re facing. We know how difficult this situation is for families across the South, so our contaminated drywall lawyers want to help in any way we can.
An exhaustive study conducted by the Florida Department of Health found that the Chinese drywall emits “volatile sulfur compounds” and strontium sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs. The chemicals react to air and cause metal and electrical wiring to break down and ruin. Toxicologists have also reported other toxic compounds and gases in these homes, such as sulfuric acid and hydrogen sulfide, which are both potentially fatal.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged exposure to the compounds can result in breathing problems, chest pains, and even death (1).
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1) "Chinese Drywall Poses Potential Risk to American Homeowners, Apartment Dwellers," from The Associated Press. Published 4/11/09 via www.foxnews.com.
2) "Chinese Drywall Poses Potential Risks, AP Finds," from The Associated Press. Published 4/11/09 via www.msnbc.com.
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