What are the dangers of Chinese drywall?
Health problems that may be caused by contaminated Chinese drywall include:
- irritated and itchy eyes and skin.
- difficulty in breathing.
- persistent cough.
- bloody nose.
- runny nose.
- recurrent headaches.
- sore throats.
- sinus infections, and.
Does my drywall have asbestos?
Modern drywall does not use asbestos, but drywall workers – also called drywall tapers and removers – are one of the risk groups for asbestos exposure. Buildings in the past were often constructed with asbestos insulation or asbestos embedded into other construction materials.
How do I know if I have Chinese drywall?
How to know the symptoms of Chinese drywall
- One of the first signs of Chinese drywall is a strong sulfur smell, similar to the smell of rotten eggs.
- Check for corrosion on your metal faucets, drains, mirrors, picture frames, jewelry, etc.
- Also, check the copper in your home.
- Watch for failing appliances.
What is Chinese drywall made out of?
Drywall, also known as plasterboard, is a building material typically consisting of gypsum-based plaster extruded between two thick sheets of paper and kiln-dried.