An Indio, California woman is testing the drywall of her two-year-old home to see if it is the cause of her health complaints, which include recurring headaches, fatigue, and a burning sensation in her lungs. Some of her neighbors also complain of similar symptoms.
The homeowner has cut samples of her home’s drywall and sent them to a Florida forensic construction consultant for testing. Some of the samples turned up positive for toxins, but more testing is needed before reaching a definitive conclusion.
The home builder, Lennar Homes of California, denies having used Chinese drywall—implicated as a health hazard and the cause of equipment failures in thousands of homes in the U.S.—in the Indio development. Lennar has hired an environmental services company out of San Diego to conduct its own tests of the home’s drywall.
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