The Real Deal Miami

University study tackles defective drywall

March 13, 2009 11:31AM

Widening reports of smelly, defective drywall paneling imported from China have prompted the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction to formally study the problems caused by the material. The state Department of Health is looking at more than 100 complaints, including a dozen in the tri-county area. Adbol Chini, the school’s director, said concerns about sulfur coming from drywall are not new, but that understanding the cause of the problem remains critical.