X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The Chinese drywall saga continues as homeowner complaints, governmental studies, and court cases multiply. To date, over 2,000 consumers have contacted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to report problems in their homes. According to the CPSC, the primary complaints are: 1) corrosion, or blackening, of indoor metals, such as electrical components and central air conditioning system evaporator coils; and 2) various health symptoms, including persistent cough, bloody and runny noses, headaches, difficulty in breathing and irritated and itchy eyes and skin.

The CPSC has become the lead agency in an interagency task force investigating the problem. Other federal and state agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the health departments of various states, including Florida, Louisiana, and Virginia.

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.