Defective Chinese drywall can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it can also lead to a variety of different problems. Chinese drywall can affect your health and the health of your family members. If you have been experiencing unexplained health problems, you should consult your physician.
Symptoms that have been reported include irritant-type symptoms such as severe headaches, nosebleeds, respiratory difficulties and burning lungs; cognitive deficits such as poor memory and fatigue; motor deficits such as difficulties with coordination, balance or endurance; and in some cases chest pain.
Health officials are most concerned about the negative health effects on sensitive populations, including pregnant women, infants and young children, the elderly, people with asthma or other illnesses, as well as individuals with chemical sensitivities. Some homeowners have reported that their pets have become seriously ill or died after the Chinese drywall was installed. Not all homeowners and their families experience negative health effects, but they should monitor their health carefully if they have or suspect they have Chinese drywall in their homes.