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Tests Confirm Toxic Substances In Chinese Drywall

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released test results on May 21 that confirmed toxic materials in Chinese drywall.

Strontium, a highly reactive chemical, was also detected at levels ten times as high as U.S. drywall, as well as two other organic compounds that are generally found in acrylic paint, , according to a press release by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).

As of May 19, there have been 379 complaints received by The Florida Department of Health. Homeowners with Chinese-made drywall problems have a host of medical problems including headaches, dizziness, bronchitis and irritated eyes. Many of the affected houses have a rotten-egg like smell as well.

Overall, between 60,000 and 100,000 homes nationwide may contain tainted drywall. The EPA will continue testing.