Meanwhile, class-action lawsuits against builders are mounting. Experts are studying how the corrosive gas could affect peoples’ health. Homeowners have complained of sore throats, dry eyes, nosebleeds and dizziness, and some say their doctors advised them to move out of their homes.
TAMPA – The Florida Department of Health has received more than 450 complaints from homeowners. Several federal agencies, including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, are investigating. The drywall was used in as many as 100,000 homes across the nation during the housing boom and emits a corrosive gas that damages appliances, gives off a rotten-egg stench and may cause health problems.