The Real Deal Miami

Drywall woes mount

April 02, 2009 11:21AM

Defective drywall made in China could affect as many as 36,000 Florida homes, the highest concentration of the estimated 100,000 new houses plagued by sulfurous odors nationwide. Homeowners say the smell is sickening them, and that the odors are corroding pipes and ruining appliances in houses built between 2002 and 2006. The Florida Department of Health has logged more than 100 complaints, and prompted federal efforts for a product recall.