As reported on March 5, 2009 in my post entitled ” Chinese Drywall Corrosion Problems Proliferate in US ” Chinese-made drywall is causing all kinds of problems in new homes in multiple states.
It turns out that the problem is even worse than I previously realized. Not only are metal building elements and electrical elements affected and the home permeated by the nauseating sulfur-like or acid-type smell, but appliances are failing at a particularly high rate, often in under a year – far faster than one would ever normally expect. Silver jewelry and tableware may tarnish quickly, and mirrors are turning black. Even computers and Xboxes are needing replacement or new motherboards quickly.
This stuff is also causing a wide assortment of health problems as well – headaches, nosebleeds, upper respiratory tract infections, etc., which are often only better when the residents are away from home.
The full story is on the Consumer Reports website.