Amid the rebuilding efforts after the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons, and in the midst of a housing boom, domestic drywall was in short supply. Imports from China filled the gap, and that decision has apparently created more problems than it solved.

Homeowners–particularly in Florida, Louisiana and Virginia–have been complaining about health problems, foul odors, damage to furniture and electrical woes in homes built from 2004 to 2007. The culprit seems to be Chinese drywall.

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