National Forensic Expert Finalizing Toxic Chinese Drywall Protocol; Supports EPA Findings on Toxic Chemicals
Spiderman Mulholland, the leading investigator, appreciates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their findings regarding high levels of toxic chemicals in Chinese drywall, which was possibly installed in over 100,000 homes between 2001 and 2006.
“We are not surprised that they found samples containing higher levels of strontium and sulfur because strontium sulfide is capable of emitting corrosive gases in moist air, which in our opinion poses a health concern to homeowners and their families,” Mulholland said. “It confirms what we have been discovering in
The analysis done by USBCI has identified 11 of 12 compounds that could be considered health concerns, depending on toxicity levels and multiple compound interactions. This does not factor in additional particulates that we are currently analyzing.
While the Florida Department of Health has not yet concluded that there is a link between health problems and the imported drywall, Mulholland’s team has been working with several families that are experiencing serious medical issues.
“We hope that state officials will quickly come to the same conclusions that we have, that this is indeed a health issue,” Mulholland said.
USBCI has an accredited testing facility that can determine toxic-drywall problems. Mulholland inspects, consults and has been retained as an expert in Chinese drywall cases.
SOURCE U.S. Building and Consultants, Inc.