1. There is presence of sulfur-like or other unusual odors in the house
2. Confirmed presence of Chinese manufactured dry wall in the home
3. Observed copper corrosion, indicated by black, sooty coating of non-insulated copper pipe leading to the air handling unit in the garage or mechanical closet of home or office building
4. Documented failure of air conditioner evaporator coil (located inside the air handling unit) of the home or office building
5. Confirmation by a Chinese made drywall replacement service company for the presence of premature copper corrosion on non-insulated copper wires and/or air conditioner evaporator coils (inside the air handling unit)
Unlike typical dry wall, which is non-toxic and does not produce an atypical odor when subjected to heat and humidity, litigation involving the use of Chinese drywall alleges that it is defective because it smells like rotten eggs and emits a variety of harmful toxins that can corrode and damage metal and cause a variety of health symptoms.
These toxins include:
1. Carbon disulfide, a highly flammable substance used in the production of fabrics. When chlorinated, carbon disulfide becomes carbon tetrachloride, a substance cited by health studies involving the fabric industry as the cause of nervous system illnesses.
2. Carbonyl sulfide, which oxidizes to sulfuric acid
3. Hydrogen sulfide, a toxic and flammable substance with an odor of rotten eggs or untreated sewage that may affect the nervous system and could cause health effects such as eye, ear, and nose irritation, as well as fatigue and headaches.
Number (and percentage) of Chinese Drywall Problems by State:
Chinese drywall repair contractors largely report that inspections leading to removal of Chinese drywall occurs in buildings built in 2006 and 2007, when an unprecedented increase in new construction occurred in part due to the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005. Common features reported by the Chinese drywall removal companies in homes believed to contain the problem drywall have these characteristics:
1. Contractors have reported a “rotten egg” smell within the house or building.
2. Contractors and consumers have reported health concerns such as irritated and itchy eyes and skin, difficulty in breathing, persistent cough, bloody noses, runny noses, recurrent headaches, sinus infection and asthma attacks.
3. Contractors have reported blackened and corroded metal components in the buildings, and the frequent replacement of components in air conditioning units.
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