Five Things You Can Do With Our Interactive Feature on Tainted Drywall
1. Find information about an individual address
2. View an address on street view
3. List CPSC reports in a particular month
“A 30 year old male experiencing chronic headache, itchy, watery eyes and insomnia from chinese drywall in the home. Concerned about daughter not yet 1. Had to replace evaporator and condenser coils of a/c, 3 microwave ovens and copper in fixtures blackened.”
4. Find Tainted Drywall installations near your home
Correction: The "Tainted Drywall" news application originally included lists of contractors, manufacturers, distributors, importers and builders involved in lawsuits over tainted drywall. A software bug caused those lists to overstate the number of addresses associated with each company. The erroneous lists, and references to them, have been removed.
Foul air from Chinese-made drywall has created a nightmare for thousands of homeowners.
The Story So Far
ProPublica and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune began examining in May 2010 what was—or wasn’t—being done to help people whose homes had been built with contaminated drywall. The problematic drywall, much of it imported from China, emitted foul odors and frequently caused mysterious failures of new appliances and electronics. Worse yet, some residents complained of serious respiratory problems, bloody noses, and migraines.