First it was your dog (melamine), then your child (lead toys), so you built a new house to start fresh. Now you are sick and the drywall is the cause. Over the past few years, hundreds of millions of pounds of Chinese drywall were imported and put in new construction. Now many of the residents of those homes have a number of mysterious illnesses.
The story from the AP only confirms our position of why you should avoid by-product gypsum. The imported Chinese drywall was made with fly ash, also known as flue gas gypsum. Now everyone is scrambling to figure out what to do with the toxic drywall.
My guess is that someone will be hired to entice farmers to let them dump the millions of pounds of poison wall board on their farms.
At Calcium Products, we have looked at recycling drywall a number of times. We have always come to the conclusion that the things that make good drywall, make for really bad soil amendments.
Don't be fooled-things are free or cheap for a reason!
Read the full article: AP IMPACT: Chinese drywall poses potential risks
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