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CDC Review Finds No Link Between Chinese Drywall and 11 Reported Deaths in U.S.

A review provided to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health finds that there is no evidence linking exposure to Chinese Drywall and 11 reported deaths in Louisiana, Florida and Virginia homes .

The CDC said in the report that the people died without exception due to "preexisting chronic health conditions unrelated to imported drywall exposure."

The findings by the Atlanta-based health agency back up previous findings by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CDC found that seven of the 11 people who died had cancer and seven had heart problems. For the review, state medical examiners and the CDC probed 10 deaths in Louisiana and Florida—five in each state—and a single death in Virginia.

The deaths were reported to regulators as possibly being linked to drywall.

Still, federal regulators say the health risk of Chinese drywall remains a concern.

Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the safety commission, said "hundreds, if not thousands" of homeowners have reported problems with nosebleeds, respiratory problems and other symptoms that could possibly be linked to Chinese drywall.

This study included the death of a homeowner in James City County. The VA. State Medical examiner reviewed medical records of an 82-year-old person who had chronic heart disease, acute cholecystitis, and pneumonia before death. The medical examiner reported that no clinical evidence existed in the record to link the person’s death to “exposure of construction materials containing strontium sulfide” (Chinese Drywall)

chinese-drywall virginiaYou can read the CDC review  here.

CPSC is in the final stages of completing its scientific investigation into Chinese drywall. As part of this process, CPSC has requested that the CDC consider undertaking a comprehensive study of any possible long-term health effects.

For additional findings from the Interagency Drywall Task Force’s investigation, visit www.DrywallResponse.gov


More than 2,360 homeowners nationwide have said the drywall made them sick and corroded wiring and HVAC systems throughout their homes.

Locally, Chinese drywall has been found in homes located in  Newport News, York County, Williamsburg, Suffolk and South Hampton Roads.  Neighborhoods where the product has been discovered include :Hollymeade in Newport News,  Braemar Creek, New Town, Wellington and Kensington Woods, all in James City County,  Overlook Point in York, The Hampshires at Greenbrier, and Cromwell Park on the Southside.

The Chinese Drywall Information Center is a great resource for homeowners who believe their home may have been built with defective drywall.  It seems as if the majority of homes constructed with Chinese drywall were built during the years of 2004-2008.  This period was an era of “Hurricane Reconstruction,” during which the supply of American drywall could not meet the levels of demand.  An influx in imported drywall ensued, now at the center of multidistrict litigation in federal court

CPSC has received over 2,000 reports from residents in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to the presence of drywall produced in China.

Read about Chinese Drywall issues in Williamsburg, James City County and Hampton Roads Va here

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