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Drywall-tainted homes must be gutted: feds

April 02, 2010 04:37PM

Homes affected by toxic Chinese drywall are not safe unless and until they are totally gutted, according to new federal guidelines released today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Everything, from electrical wiring to circuit breakers to gas pipes must be removed from the tainted home, the guidelines say. There are an estimated 3,000 U.S. homeowners, mostly in the South, who have been affected by the toxic building material.