If you live in a home built between 2001 and 2009 and there is a strange “rotten egg” smell in your house, you may have toxic Chinesedrywallin your home. And you may want to invest in a high-performance air purifier such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus.
The Chinese-made drywall is responsible for “off-gassing” or emitting corrosive compounds into the air, causing a variety of serious problems.
Homeowners with the tainted drywall are reporting health “symptoms” at home, corrosion or blackening of certain metal items, and failures of copper piping in air conditioning units.See which states have been affectedathttps://www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-education-centers/drywall-information-center/where-has-problem-drywall-been-reported.
Some consumers are shopping for an air purifier to help remediate the situation. One air purification blog reported: “Many people are flocking out to purchase HEPA air cleaners and HEPA air purifiers with multiple pounds of activated carbon to help remove as much as possible of the chemical out gassing VOCs from the Chinese drywall, because they are worried sick about what the short and long-term effects to their health, electrical wiring and pipes will be!”
The IQAir HealthProPlus air purifier, by the way, is unsurpassed at eliminating the Volatile Organic Compounds, the cause of odors, from the air.
But if you have the problem drywall in your home, you’ll have to go further by removing the toxic drywall and possibly other affected house components.
Two federal agencies, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, recentlyissued new guidelinesfor homeowners who are stuck with the tainted drywall.
Yes, the problem drywall will still have to go. But homeowners affected by the problem were happy to hear the guidelines no longer necessarily recommendremovingallof the electrical wiring in the home.