CDC: No links between deaths and Chinese drywall
by Associated Press
Published: January 31,2011
NEW ORLEANS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has not found a link between tainted Chinese drywall and the deaths of 11 people living in homes with the defective drywall in Louisiana, Florida and Virginia.
The CDC said in a report yesterday that the people died “without exception” due to “preexisting chronic health conditions unrelated to imported drywall exposure.”
The CDC’s findings back up previous findings by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Large quantities of defective Chinese-made drywall were imported during the housing boom and after a string of Gulf Coast hurricanes five years ago. The drywall has been linked to corrosion in thousands of homes, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
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