Toxic Chinese drywall has been discovered in a home in Bay County, Florida–the first home in the county confirmed to contain the defective product. The home inspector who made the discovery fears that there may be more homes in the Florida Panhandle with the tainted drywall.
Chinese drywall, which has a high sulfur content, has been linked to a rotten egg smell in homes and to tarnished, corroded metals–especially copper wiring and piping. Repair costs are anticipated to be high, and may have to be paid for by the homeowners because insurance companies are denying claims and even canceling policies for affected homes. The tainted drywall is also feared to cause health problems.
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