Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?
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At least one Chinese producer of drywall has agree to fund home repairs in response to the lawsuit of toxic drywall poisoning people and their homes. From CNN: A company that imported Chinese-made drywall that American homeowners complained made them sick has agreed to a court settlement to repair their […]
Two recent news stories – an article in The New Yorker entitled The Plastic Panic and a CNN television investigative report called Toxic America – got me thinking, yet again, about the dangers lurking in our own homes. I find this topic incredibly distressing. Toxic chemicals are found in products […]
U.S. regulators have now stated that homeowners should remove potentially defective Chinese drywall from their homes to prevent health and safety problems linked to noxious emissions. According to the Wall Street Journal: The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Department of Housing and Urban Development disclosed new information they said indicated […]
We’ve been following the toxic Chinese drywall story this past year and a Federal investigation from the Consumer Products Safety Commission just released a report stating, “a strong association exists between chemicals contained in Chinese drywall installed in thousands of homes at the height of the housing boom and electrical […]
When buying an older home you are sometimes faced with outdated materials that in some cases can be considered harmful such as lead paint and asbestos. Asbestos was used in different applications and in some older homes it was used in a “cement form” that doesn’t allow the particles to […]
When a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL – shown above before breaking) breaks, you must handle the contents with a bit more care as it contains mercury which is very toxic. NotMartha.org goes through the steps she took to thoroughly clean herself and the are where the bulb broke and […]