The Real Deal Miami

Drywall efforts go federal

September 11, 2009 02:43PM

Florida and Louisiana legislators want answers about the problems caused by tainted Chinese drywall from the federal government. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum said she expects her agency to issue a report on indoor air quality and health assessments in homes with Chinese drywall by late October. Tenebaum testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection that drywall issues are a priority for her agency. Florida has the majority of the complaints about the sulfurous, smelly building material, which has corroded metal fixtures and may be linked to health problems in the 29 states where it’s been found.