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American-Made Drywall Emerges as Potential Danger

Two years ago, thousands of Americans learned their houses had been contaminated because of defective Chinese drywall. Now, a new group of homeowners are experiencing similar problems, but their homes are built with drywall made in the U.S.

Close to 100 homeowners so far have joined lawsuits against U.S. drywall manufacturers, alleging hat their drywall is releasing sulfur gas in quantities that can corrode wiring and appliances and cause headaches, nosebleeds, labored breathing and irritated eyes.

Pro Publica reports:

"Plaintiffs in the largest lawsuit, which involves 93 Florida homes, blame the problem on drywall made by National Gypsum, one of the nation's largest drywall manufacturers. Separate cases have been filed against National Gypsum in Arizona and Alabama. Two other lawsuits ... have also been filed. One, in South Dakota, is against U.S. Gypsum. The other, filed by a Florida couple against Georgia Pacific, has been settled out of court."

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