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.