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"... foul odors seeping from walls. Hundreds of homeowners, most in
Florida, have reported corrosion to their air conditioners, mirrors,
electrical outlets and even jewelry."

We knew, or suspected most of that. But check this:

"Some Chinese experts, however, suspect that the culprit is a RADIOACTIVE
phosphorus substance - phosphogypsum - that is banned for construction use
in the U.S. but has been used by Chinese manufacturers for almost a
decade."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/busines...06drywall.html

Fortunately, much of this Chinese drywall was used during the housing boom
to accommodate zero-down-payment, sub-prime mortgage holders.

Some of the first properties that had this problem was in Lakewood Ranch
Fla.
http://www.lakewoodranch.com/

This is definitely not subprime housing and the intent was not necessarily
to build on the cheap.
The Chinese crap was used because of a shortage of drywall caused by the
high demand during the housing boom. While this boom was fueled by the
demand for housing for the subprime market, The subprime market was not the
place that got all the toxic drywall.

It would be helpful if posters did not presume they knew what they were
talking about. This whole mess has been published in the local newspaper
that services both Lakewood Ranch as well as my community which is lower in
scale but was built out before the advent of the crappy drywall.

Charlie


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"Charlie" wrote:

It would be helpful if posters did not presume they knew what they were
talking about.


Yep. Especially when you read the article and discover that:

So far, tests in the U.S. of Chinese-made drywall used in American homes have
not turned up evidence of phosphogypsum. In Florida, four samples taken from
troubled houses showed no indication of radium, said Lori Streit, a scientist at
Unified Engineering Inc., which conducted the analysis.

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