CPSC has completed its investigation into problem drywall. Learn how to identify problem drywall and to fix the problem. 

What Should I Do If My Home Has Problem Drywall?

CPSC has received about 4,051 reports from residents in 44 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico, who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to problem drywall. State and local authorities have also received similar reports. Homeowners report corrosion or blackening of metal in or on electrical fixtures, appliances, plumbing and air conditioner coils. Consumers largely report that their homes were built in 2006 to 2007, when an unprecedented increase in new construction occurred in part due to the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005.

Where Has Problem Drywall Been Reported?

How Can I Tell If My Home Has Problem Drywall?

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Guides

A Guide to Indoor Air Quality

EPA: Indoor Air Quality in Homes

Drywall Investigation

Drywall Investigation Documents


CDC Response to Imported Drywall

FTC Alert: Tests for Defective Drywall

Remediation Guidance for Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall

CPSC Completes Final Studies to Help Affected Homeowners Remediate Problem Drywall

Study of the Possible Effect of Problem Drywall Presence on Foreclosures


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