"[MANATEE COUNTY, Florida] As the investigation into toxic Chinese drywall
continues, a single street in Manatee County appears to be ground zero for
the largest cluster of problem homes."
It is alleged that fumes from the Chinese drywall causes health problems,
corrodes electrical appliances, causes air conditioners to fail, make
exposed wiring turn black and fall off (like leprosy), and other maladies.
Builder says "If it's good enough for the Chinese..."
Boggle. They import drywall from China? Considering the weight of the
stuff, and that the production lines are more-or-less automated, I have
trouble seeing where the cheap labor over there can make that
cost-effective. Must be a royal bitch shrink-wrapping the stuff so it
survives a trip over the (wet) ocean. Even if there are no water leaks
in the hold, humidity control on a ship is usually less than optimal.
MHE we ship over to the sandbox has to be very carefully
preservation-packed, or it is a mass of rust when it arrives, even in
It wasn't a matter of pricing. At the time they were using this stuff the
building boom was on and there was a shortge of domestic drywall.
This is going to make for some interesting law suits.
The gypsum to make drywall here in the US arrives by ship. There may be
closer sources in China. I doubt the finished product is ever in the hold
of a ship. Most everything is in containers these days and surprisingly
dry. In China they make the most mundane things so cheap it is amazing.
The Chinese talent for making an ordinary product toxic is truly
extraordinary. We can only hope that this matter gets wide enough
publicity to prevent more appalling incidents. The attitude of the
builder is absolutely unacceptable.
If its good enough for the Chinese he says, yes so is their poison
milk powder, poison toothpaste, dogfood, protein rich foods that
Melamine is added to phony tests.They make phony medicines. In Europe
at least 350 cloth chairs were recalled because the chairs gave people
rashes. They will counterfiet and do anything to make money. I bet
some toxic industrial waste they got free is in the drywall, US export
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