CPSC announces results of tests on toxic Chinese drywall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a list of drywall brands emitting the highest levels of sulfuric gases. The greatest emissions were found in drywall manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard in 2005 and Taian Taishan Plasterboard in 2006.
Hydrogen sulfide from Chinese drywall has been linked to corrosion of household appliances and metals. The CPSC has received approximately 3,300 complaints from U.S. homeowners, and it is estimated that thousands more are affected by the defective drywall.
The CPSC has published the results of its testing of the drywall products, which was conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, to put pressure on the manufacturers to enter into discussions with the agency about the issue. The Chinese government has also been requested to facilitate a meeting between the CPSC and the companies.
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