Inez Tennenbaum, the new chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), visited the home of a Cape Coral, Florida couple that is one of 50 undergoing testing by the federal agency for defective Chinese drywall. The home testing is part of a study to determine the appropriate protocol for remediating tainted Chinese drywall, which has been linked to health problems and corrosion of metal parts such as electrical wiring in affected homes.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson had criticized the previous CPSC chair for lack of action about the Chinese drywall problem, which affects thousands a homes across the country.
The results of the 50-home study is expected in October.
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