Signs and Symptoms of Chinese Drywall Contamination

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During the housing boom in the last decade, the United States imported millions of pounds of Chinese drywall. This material was used in thousands of homes and buildings throughout the country. Since the Chinese drywall arrived in the U.S., there have been reports from numerous sources claiming that this drywall was contaminated with a substance or substances that is making people sick and making homes uninhabitable.     

After investigations were conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a substance known as hydrogen sulfide was found in some of the Chinese drywall. Hydrogen sulfide is known to erode electrical systems and pipes within homes, as well as cause several health issues. 

Some signs that your home may have contaminated Chinese drywall include: 

  • Strong smell of sulfur or the smell of rotten eggs;
  • Failure of your air conditioner systems or refrigerator components and
  • Pinholes in equipment such as pipes and coils. 

Health symptoms that may be related to contaminated Chinese drywall include: 

  • Nose bleeds
  • Respiratory problems
  • Headaches
  • Sinus problems 

If you suffer from any of these signs or symptoms, your home may be contaminated. If this is the case, you may be eligible to file for damages in a Florida Chinese drywall claim. To find out more, you can get the professional help of a Florida homeowners insurance claim attorney. 

You can learn more about contaminated Chinese drywall and how to file a claim by visiting our article library.  

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