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Old 03-21-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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I have been reading about imported toxic drywall used in new home construction between 2001 and 2008. I am wondering if any of it was used in new home construction in Las Vegas.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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Based in Florida and deteriorates with the moisture. Had lead in it. You can get a lead kit at home depot and will see that you aren't affected
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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Toxic drywall in residential homes (mainly homes built from 2003 to present). This drywall is manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin LTD (KPT), and emits toxic gases that are known to cause health complaints. Many residents, who maintain this toxic drywall in their homes, have complained of respiratory difficulties, nosebleeds, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation. The sulfuric gases also cause corrosion of air conditioning coils (causing mechanic problems with air conditioner), and damages to other metals, including jewelry, chrome, silverware, mirrors, and copper wiring inside electrical outlets. There is also a putrid smell (similar to rotten eggs) associated with this product.

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin regularly prints its name on the back of the drywall; however, there is speculation that some United States manufacturers have re-labeled Knauf’s drywall with their own manufacturing label.

If you are a homeowner in California, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, or Texas, and are experiencing any of the above-referenced health problems and/or mechanical problems; or have noticed a putrid smell emitted from your walls,you may have it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Toxic drywall in residential homes (mainly homes built from 2003 to present). This drywall is manufactured by Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin LTD (KPT), and emits toxic gases that are known to cause health complaints. Many residents, who maintain this toxic drywall in their homes, have complained of respiratory difficulties, nosebleeds, headaches, nausea, and eye irritation. The sulfuric gases also cause corrosion of air conditioning coils (causing mechanic problems with air conditioner), and damages to other metals, including jewelry, chrome, silverware, mirrors, and copper wiring inside electrical outlets. There is also a putrid smell (similar to rotten eggs) associated with this product.

Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin regularly prints its name on the back of the drywall; however, there is speculation that some United States manufacturers have re-labeled Knauf’s drywall with their own manufacturing label.

If you are a homeowner in California, Nevada, Arizona, Louisiana, or Texas, and are experiencing any of the above-referenced health problems and/or mechanical problems; or have noticed a putrid smell emitted from your walls,you may have it.
Source? Local Distributor? Do you have a role in this? Any sort of role?

Any evidence of a local problem? This one would not be hard to diagnose. You would get green/black deposit on the copper wire plumbing in weeks or less. Every see printed wiring boards in a sulfur rich environ?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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I ran across this on the Phoenix Craiglist.I heard something about this on the radio the other day,so I googled toxic drywall. There are numerous articles about toxic drywall made in China.I bought a new house in Las Vegas in 2007 and am somewhat concerned about something like this.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Toxic drywall used in homes from 2001-2008 combined with toxic debt created by home buying with the toxic drywall dring the same time period. There's got to be some poetic connection there.
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