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Is Your Drywall Safe?

November 12, 2013

Certain Chinese drywall can release sulfur gases in to home interiors. The drywall of concern can release sulfur gases such as hydrogen disulfide (rotten egg smell), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide and more leading to potential health affects with symptoms including eye irritation, sore throat, cough, insomnia, and more.   Industrial Hygienists at Occupational Services, Inc. can help indentify problematic Chinese drywall using identification methods from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission consisting of visual inspections and analysis from accredited laboratories. Please contact Johnny Lim at (858) 558-6736 or Johnny@occserv.com for more information.

Sources:

  1. Imported Drywall and Health A Guide for Healthcare Providers.” Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. 5 Nov 2013.
  2. “SUMMARY OF IDENTIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR HOMES WITH CORROSION FROM PROBLEM DRYWALL AS OF MARCH 18, 2011.” U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Web. 5 Nov 2013.