What Is Chinese Drywall?
Amidst a wave of Chinese import scares, ranging from toxic toys to tainted pet food, reports of contaminated drywall from that country have been popping up across the American Southeast. Chinese companies use unrefined “fly ash,” a coal residue found in smokestacks in coal-fired power plants in their manufacturing process. Fly ash contains strontium sulfide, a toxic substance commonly found in fireworks. In hot and wet environments, this substance can off gas into hydrogen sulfide, carbon disulfide, and carbonyl sulfide and contaminate a home’s air supply.
The Truth about Toxic Drywall
Although not believed to be life- threatening, exposure to high levels of airborne hydrogen sulfide and other sulfur compounds from contaminated drywall can result in any or all of the following physical ailments:
- Sore throat
- Sinus irritation
- Dry or burning eyes
- Respiratory infections
We at Silver Inspections check the areas in the home most susceptible to the compounds produced by toxic drywall.
Toxic Drywall in Idaho
Tainted drywall has been found in at least two homes in Idaho. That number is expected to grow as more homes are tested and the problem is reported. Your home may be at risk and you may not even know it. Having your home checked will give you the peace of mind that your home is safe.
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