Contaminated drywall - Testing?


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Old 05-11-10, 11:25 AM
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Contaminated drywall - Testing?

Just reading an article on MSNBC about a family in Mitchell SD who
had to move out of their new home because of toxicity from drywall.
Sodium Dioxide.

Is there a do it yourself way to check my newly finished shop?
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Old 05-11-10, 01:25 PM
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It's my understanding all the suspect drywall came from china and the only reason it was brought from over seas was because new construction [fueled by katrina, etc] was using more drywall than could be produced here. There shouldn't be any problems with new drywall produced in the US or Canada - you should be fine
 
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Old 05-11-10, 04:17 PM
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Opps. I should have said Sulfur Dioxide.

What I gathered from the article was that the drywall came from the USA.
And their's was one of several new homes just built........

Just wondering how a person checks for toxic fumes.
 
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Old 05-11-10, 05:47 PM
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I would take a piece of it to a lab. It's worth the expense.
 
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From everything I have heard about this, you would know if you had it. Search online for chinese drywall.
 
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Old 05-12-10, 05:30 AM
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I've never heard on a US made drywall product with this issue. US companies sold it, however. Just didn't actually make it to my knowlege.

I've been in the building material business since the early 80s and I've never seen anything like this. Drywall that wull ruin your home.
 
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Old 05-12-10, 07:49 AM
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I've heard of toxic blow-in insulation, why not drywall? Anything is possible these days.
 
 

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