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  • Is Contaminated Drywall Hazardous to Your Health?

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall that could result in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 9th, 2011 Earlier this week, ProPublica published a news story about 12 twelve infants that have recently died at Fort Bragg.  According to the article, entitled “Fort ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Problematic Chinese Drywall Settlement Reached

    EMSL Analytical provides six testing solutions to determine if properties have defective Chinese drywall and if it is causing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 18th, 2010 Last week it was reported in the Insurance Journal that up to 300 Homes in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida that were constructed with faulty drywall from ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chinese Drywall Odor Investigation and Testing

    Chinese drywall installed in new home construction in Florida and other Gulf states has been reported to emit a mixture of sulfur compounds resulting in foul odors and corrosion of copper wiring, coils, and piping. While the issues with Chinese drywall have only recently hit the national headlines, Eurofins Air Toxics Inc. has been working closely with investigators over the past year to identify ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • New Drywall Safety Act Cites ASTM Standard

    ASTM C1264 Addresses Origin and Source Labeling of Drywall and Other Gypsum Products In response to the importation of contaminated drywall that caused health and safety hazards when used in home construction, the Drywall Safety Act of 2012 (PL 112-266) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 14. The new law cites ASTM International standard ...


    By ASTM International

  • Federal Authorities Recommend Removing Corrosive Chinese Drywall

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide corrosive Chinese drywall and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to protect building occupants and properties from damage.   Since mid 2008 there have been countless media reports about imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors, damaging building materials and making people sick across the country. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico and Problematic Chinese Drywall Complaints at CPSC

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that they have received complaints regarding problematic Chinese drywall from Puerto Rico as well as 44 states.  The complaints stem from sulfur compounds being emitted into the air from the drywall.   Drywall from China was imported into the U.S. from 2006 to 2008 to address the shortage of construction materials ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Testing laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials.Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Testing Laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials. Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • New Chinese Drywall screen tests available for as little as US$61

    Since early in 2009 there have been numerous media reports about imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors, damage to building materials and making people sick across the country from poor indoor air quality (IAQ).EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s premier environmental and materials testing laboratories has been inundated with calls from builders, environmental consultants and the ...


  • Federal Authorities Now Recommend Removing All Problematic Chinese Drywall

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received thousands of reports from residents in over 37 states and territories that people believe health problems they are suffering are due to problems related to Chinese drywall.  Most of these homes were constructed or renovated during 2006 and 2007.  The CPSC, along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...


  • Air sampling not the best method for testing defective Chinese drywall

    EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for imported drywall.With numerous media reports of imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials EMSL Analytical has been busy testing samples from across the country. The problem appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and ...


  • U.S. & Chinese Drywall May be Causing Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide inspection and testing services in Chicago and across Illinois to identify defective drywall. In October it was reported in the Insurance Journal that up to 300 homes in several states that were constructed with faulty drywall from China will be remediated.  According to the report, “Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Florida IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Defective Chinese Drywall

    Last month, it was reported than an $80 million settlement was reached between thousands of homeowners and a number of builders, suppliers and installers who used defective Chinese drywall.  Many of these affected homes were located throughout Florida.   The drywall has been blamed for emitting foul smells and sulfur compounds that corrode household items and building materials. Many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Columbia Analytical develops protocol for testing corrosion and odor in Chinese drywall

    Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. announces it has established a reliable test protocol for identifying odor and corrosion problems in drywall. The tests identify problems with drywall, generally reported as “Chinese drywall,” that initially affected many homes in the southeastern United States. “Our team has developed three technically superior and legally-defensible analytical tests related to ...


  • Defective Drywall from China may also be Contaminated with bacteria and fungi

    During the last year there have been numerous media reports about imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors, damaging building materials and causing illnesses. On Sunday an expert on building inspections announced at a conference in Orlando that the defective drywall is also full of bacteria and fungus.According to some reports the defective drywall is in as many as 100,000 homes ...


  • Low cost ‘chinese drywall’ testing available for elemental sulfur

    A low cost testing option is now available from Columbia Analytical for detecting elemental sulfur (S8) in bulk drywall. The testing focuses on orthorhombic cyclooctasulfur (elemental sulfur: S8), a unique marker compound found only in drywall which causes corrosion. The test costs approximately $100 per drywall sample, depending on your project.Columbia Analytical’s proven method for elemental ...


  • Chinese drywall emitting strange odors and causing corrosion on copper-bearing materials reported

    EMSL Analytical has been busy identifying strange odors from drywall.As if the battered real estate market hasn’t been difficult enough on property owners, reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ...


  • Joe Newman Drywall in Phenix City, Ala., cited by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for repeat, serious violations; more than $66,000 in proposed fines

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Joe Newman Drywall of Phenix City, Ala., for six repeat and one serious safety violation following an inspection at a job site on Veterans Parkway in Columbus. The agency initiated the inspection in August as part of its regional emphasis program on falls in construction. Proposed penalties total $66,440. "This ...

  • Atlanta Environmental Laboratory wants public to be aware

    As residents of Georgia begin to rebuild after devastating floods this month a local environmental laboratory is encouraging area residents to be cautious of using Chinese drywall when rebuilding their homes and businesses. Earlier this year there were frequent media reports of imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials across the country.EMSL Analytical, ...


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