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Consumer Product Safety Commission Launches Chinese Drywall Information Website

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Thursday, August 20th, 2009 at 11:26pm.

Chinese Drywall Information WebsiteThe Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched a new website this week dealing with imported Chinese drywall. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that Chinese drywall may be a potential hazard. Approximately 36,000 homes in Florida and many others states including Alabama, California, Mississippi, Virginia and Louisiana have been affected by the imported drywall.

Consumers with homes known to contain the defective wallboard complain of foul odors, metal corrosion and health problems from occupying their properties. The CPSC website will provide details of the ongoing investigations into the problem including air sample reports, import tracking and analysis of the health effects of the use of Chinese drywall in homes.

The CPSC drywall website can be found by visiting www.cpsc.gov/info/drywall

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Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

Contact Benjamin Dona at 239-948-3955

14 Responses to "Consumer Product Safety Commission Launches Chinese Drywall Information Website"

Sam Chapman wrote:
I hate to generalize, but I will. The Chinese have no quality standards or ethics and will sell just about anything to anybody even if it is dangerous. U.S. businesses who buy the cheap goods need to take some responsibility and do product testing.

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 12:41pm.

Benjamin wrote:
I agree Sam, just wish they would have considered doing such things sooner. The defective drywall situation here in Florida is really causing some major problems for all of us.

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 5:34pm.

Cary NC wrote:
Wow! 36,000 homes in Florida alone? That is crazy!

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 6:39pm.

Benjamin wrote:
Yea, it's a real problem.

Worse though is the stigma that attaches to a community as a whole, even though only a few of the properties may actually have been found to have the defective drywall.

Folks just don't want to take any chances or be associated with those two terrible words - Chinese Drywall

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 7:40pm.

Armando Montelongo wrote:
It is a shame that more was not done to prevent this from happening. The drywall will have to be replaced in many cases resulting in a very large expense and inconvenience for the homeowner.

Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 11:13am.

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Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at 7:49pm.

Tim wrote:
I have lived in SW Florida for the 5 years now and am looking to move to Iowa City for work. Do you know any good Realtors in Iowa City?

Thank you for your time!

Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 at 6:06pm.

Terry wrote:
Interesting place to post this request Tim?

We'll check our referral database and let you know via email.

Posted on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 at 6:31pm.

Benjamin wrote:
Thought I post a comment about a just released update:

State and federal officials say homeowners shouldn’t worry about radioactivity from Chinese drywall.

According to a report released last Friday, traces of phosphogypsum, or calcium sulfate, were found in chinese drywall samples but the radioactive levels were no higher than what ordinarily would be found in the natural environment.

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 8:20pm.

Joshua wrote:
Regulators say Chinese drywall is not radioactive, but may still be dangerous.

Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 1:05pm.

Ivan wrote:
Talking about Chinese products I can say that it is true sometimes, that products they are produced are not safe and good quality. Using this is dangerous and might put people lives using that products at risk.

Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 12:11pm.

Deidre wrote:
I agree with the previous comments regarding standards of things imported from overseas. I feel bad for the thousands of homeowners here in southwest Florida who are battling the red tape because their home was made with Chinese drywall.

Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 11:49am.

Glenn in Naples wrote:
Although Chinese products may be inferior in quality and lack good standards - the question arises, why the fed's don't do a better job of inspecting and testing the products?

Posted on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 11:48am.

Buffy wrote:
Wow, I would be heart broken if my house had such an issue. It makes you wonder what's in your home that you may not know about. Who knows what health issues are lurking in the walls of your home. Scary to think about.

Posted on Monday, November 22nd, 2010 at 2:51pm.

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