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Hazard Assessment of Copper Corrosion and Air-Conditioner Evaporator Coil Failures Possibly Associated with Imported Drywall.

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112th Congress of the United States of America H.R. 4212 - "Drywall Safety Act of 2012" signed by the President - 01/14/2013
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission -09/15/2011- CPSC Completes Final Studies to Help Affected Homeowners Remediate Problem Drywall
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission -09/15/2011- Remediation Guidance for Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall as of September 15, 2011

Visit or call the Drywall Information Center
1-800-638-2772

Case Definition and Other Helpful Information

Case Definition - First determine if your home fits the investigation criteria (updated 12/18/2009)

Self Assessment Guide - Developed for people to determine if their home is showing signs of corrosion and odors found to be present when Chinese Drywall has been used during construction or renovations

CPSC/HUD Interim Guidance - Identification of Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall - January 28, 2010 - http://www.cpsc.gov/info/drywall/InterimIDGuidance012810.pdf

Revision 1 to Interim Guidance - Identification of Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall, - August 27, 2010 (60KB PDF)- Federal Interagency Task Force on Problem Drywall - (staff from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and US Department of Housing and Urban Development)

US CPSC Staff Summary of Contractor's Evaluation of Homes Reported to be Constructed with Domestic Drywall (72 KB PDF) - 4/15/2011 - Summary of identification guidelines.

White Paper on Corrosive Drywall (inspection and remediation) - October 10, 2010 - American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Federal  Interagency Task Force (40 KB PDF) - 3/18/2011 - Summary of Identification Guidance for Homes with Corrosion.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Housing and Urban Development (16 K PDF) - 3/18/2011 - Summary of Identification and Remediation Guidance for Homes with Corrosion From Problem Drywall.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Housing and Urban Development (24 K PDF) - 3/18/2011 - Remediation Guidance for Homes with Corrosion From Problem Drywall.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (5.5 KB PDF) - 3/2011 - Report on Study of Electrical Component Corrosion Related to Problem Drywall.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Timeline - A chronology of events related to issues involving imported drywall

Reported drywall cases to date (information subject to change - Map image below opens a larger 528 KB PDF version in a new window)

Florida (High quality larger PDF map Opens in a new window)
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United States (High quality larger PDF map Opens in a new window)
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Letters and Other Helpful Information

Questions?
Call your local County Health Department Environmental Health staff, or the Department of Health at 850-245-4288.