Jim Cheng, Virginia’s secretary of trade and commerce, recently toured homes affected by contaminated Chinese drywall and promised relief for Virginia homeowners.

Contaminated Chinese drywall emits hydrogen sulfide, which corrodes metals in the home and can cause the failure of electrical wiring. People living in affected homes have also complained of health problems such as headaches, nausea and bloody noses, although there are not as of yet any studies linking these ailments to defective drywall.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is also working on a solution for defective drywall.

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