Drywall from China was imported into the U.S. from 2006 to 2008 to address the shortage of construction materials created by the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons and the national demand for new home construction. Beginning around 2008, people living in some homes built between 2001 and 2008 began reporting unusual health issues. People also reported corrosion of some metal components in their homes. The suspected culprit was sulfur compounds being released into the air from the drywall.
“According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency has received over 4000 reports from residents in 44 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico, who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to problem drywall,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network. “We hope this video helps to shed some light on issues surrounding Chinese drywall and health concerns.”
This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help to protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Mold Solutions & FastMoldRemoval.com, Clark Seif Clark, Zimmetry Environmental, ProcessMAP and Healthy Indoors magazine to name a few.
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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.