Is there anything 'factual' yet about the so-called 'Chinese drywall'
All we have seen so far are rather emotionally charged media
; next week it will be something else ........ maybe
cloth caps made with unhealthy dye, from Taiwan or something????
O canned fish with too much phosphorus or something?????
e.g. Lou Dobbs ranting and perhaps repeating unfounded information.
But very little (nothing!) from UL or other regulatory/licensing/
standards/organisations. So it's hard to decide how much there is to
For example; has 'anybody' taken a piece of the suspected material
and subjected it to even elementary tests for humidity/temperature
One reason for asking is that in Canada we too have imported quite
heavily from China. But no problems AFWeK with drywall?
It is quite obvious however that what we in North America, regard as
'normal standards' for performance, health, non-permissible food
additives etc. are much higher than in many places elsewhere in the
In other words despite some very dishonest North American banking/
lending practices we still consider that when we buy something
physical/edible "It should work, healthily and as expected". It
shouldn't poison us and the wheels should not fall off!
But as we tend to buy everything dumbed down to a Wal Mart bottom-
price (and therefore a Wal Mart bottom quality standard?) the price we
pay may not cover or provide the quality we expect?
Gee; does that sound familiar; "You get what you pay for", does have