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03/21/2009 06:39 PM ID: 77752 Permalink   

Chinese Sheetrock Poses Health Risk

 

Since moving into their new home less than 3 years ago, a Louisiana family has suffered from consistent headaches, itchy eyes, a dry cough and other symptoms. They suspect that the Chinese made sheet rock in their home is to blame.

The sheet rock is manufactured using fly ash which is a waste product of coal burnt in power plants. It emits hydrogen sulfide gas and has the faint odor of rotting eggs. The family will recover but long term health risks are yet unknown.

This gas has also turned much of the family's jewelry black and the cooling coil in the air conditioning system has been replaced due to rapid corrosion. They are now moving out so that the sheet rock can be replaced.

 
  Source: www.wwltv.com  
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  29 Comments
  
  a dry couch?!  
 
I sell sofas for a living and i've never heard of a sofa being too dry because of Chinese Sheetrock...
 
  by: dook   03/21/2009 08:25 PM     
  @dook  
 
Thanks for pointing out the mistake. Hopefully an admin will correct this soon.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     03/21/2009 08:38 PM     
  Well..  
 
that has taught me something I did not know today.

Cheers BB
 
  by: captainjane     03/21/2009 09:10 PM     
  @BBe  
 
" They are now moving out so that the sheet rock can be replaced. "
So their putting all the sheet rock back then.?
Didnt you mean removed.?
 
  by: steve2045     03/21/2009 10:04 PM     
  @steve  
 
One would think that replaced, in this context, means that the existing sheet rock will be replaced with some that is not tainted.

Your comment makes the assumption that the sheet rock has already been removed.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     03/21/2009 10:23 PM     
  @steve  
 
I think it is obvious inference to understand the replacements will be of a different kind of sheetrock.

Picky ;P
 
  by: Big Bird     03/21/2009 10:27 PM     
  @BB  
 
While we are being so pedantic,try this.
Remediate :-To make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
Replaced:- To restore to a former place or position.
Remediate was the word used in the original source. Not replaced as in summary. And if your gonna be such an arse get your facts straight first.Prick.
 
  by: steve2045     03/22/2009 01:17 AM     
  Oh and  
 
Former, :- As before..
 
  by: steve2045     03/22/2009 01:18 AM     
  Got an idea  
 
We sue China for all the deadly and unsafe shite they've sold. The damages can be a complete cancellation of all U.S. debt to China.
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     03/22/2009 03:12 AM     
  China poses a health risk  
 
Honestly, is anyone surprised by this? I'm sure China knows how to make quality products, but they just don’t get it. In my opinion, just about everything is substandard that is exported from there. It’s substandard just because they can.
 
  by: white devil   03/22/2009 03:54 PM     
  @steve  
 
nice. call someone an arse, and a prick in the same post?


well spoken, small mind.
 
  by: elijah     03/22/2009 04:41 PM     
  Bah  
 
The good old libertarian capitalistic trade agreements work well don't they? Everything is made freely with no oversight or regulation and this is what you will get everytime. Free trade breeds corruption and is a threat to the safety and health of us all.
 
  by: JonSmith     03/22/2009 04:51 PM     
  @ Ben_Reilly  
 
Don't forget, China owns the mortgage on America
 
  by: mcink2   03/22/2009 06:08 PM     
  @elijah  
 
You think i should have done in two posts then...Thanks for the advice....LMAO
 
  by: steve2045     03/22/2009 06:20 PM     
  @  
 
Steve: Feel better now? Good. I feel pretty good myself in knowing that while I haven't submitted a large number of summaries, exactly none of them have been blocked, as opposed to say, 42%. Thanks for your help.

Ben: That's a great idea. The American way, if you will.

John: Sorry, this didn't happen in a libertarian framed economy. Remember, we DO have a bunch of regulations and oversight bureaucracies in place. Gee, I wonder why they didn't keep these people safe? I mean seriously, it can't be possible that the almighty government could have a regulatory agency run by people who are lazy or corrupt, right? Government is good, right? I'm so confused.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     03/22/2009 06:57 PM     
  Cor-blimey  
 
I do not believe this I feel faint, Big bird gave you a good assessment.

Are you ok @ BigBird, do we need to call the emergency services.
 
  by: captainjane     03/22/2009 07:03 PM     
  Chinese Sheetrock  
 
You people are all a bunch of idiots! You are not looking at the real problem of this drywall. These poor people used every dime they had to rebuild their homes and now have nothing again.
Its just as bad as getting hit by the hurricane again. Wake up and feel for these people and stop being worried about spelling and definitions of these stupid words. Put yourselves in their place and see how funny it is.
 
  by: Melany0709   03/24/2009 05:57 AM     
  @ steve2045  
 
So when you go somewhere to get a REPLACEMENT for a faulty item, do you expect another, yet faulty one in return? No. Its an item to be put in PLACE of the origional.
 
  by: ssxxxssssss   03/24/2009 06:06 AM     
  Sweet  
 
one more thing they are tring to sneek in and kill us with. toys and sheetrock who knew.
 
  by: rogeratvfan   03/24/2009 04:22 PM     
  @sssxxxxx  
 
What ever. I think you meant BB there thats what i was saying DOH.
Damn Americans cant even understand there there own language...
And generally nowa days i think that, that is the case..A new broken one for an old broken one..LMFAO..
 
  by: steve2045     03/26/2009 03:37 PM     
  Recap and redirect  
 
I joined this site just so I could post to this thread.

Let me preface this with saying that I work with Chinese companies for sourcing various products for American consumers. I am an American by birth and a native English speaker.

I do not approve of non–Americans criticizing our vernacular. We understand our language simply because it IS our language. Meaning that we have our own dialect and connotations. If you disagree with OUR choice of words then you ARE at fault.

The issue here is that the homeowner will have no recourse through the original manufacturer or their insurance in most cases. That is not to say that they will be without solutions. The affected home owners in most cases will have to turn to their contractors to make the repairs and compensate for the damage, and in turn whatever company vended the drywall in the first place. For this they have my sympathies, but the real victims here are the companies that sourced the faulty products, not the manufacturer or consumer.
 
  by: RobBickel   03/27/2009 07:26 AM     
  Merriam-Webster Definition  
 
replacing
One entry found.




Main Entry: re·place
Pronunciation: \ri-?pl?s\
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1595
1 : to restore to a former place or position <replace cards in a file>
2 : to take the place of especially as a substitute or successor
3 : to put something new in the place of <replace a worn carpet>
— re·place·able \-?pl?-s?-b?l\ adjective
— re·plac·er noun
synonyms replace , displace , supplant , supersede mean to put out of a usual or proper place or into the place of another. replace implies a filling of a place once occupied by something lost, destroyed, or no longer usable or adequate <replaced the broken window>. displace implies an ousting or dislodging <war had displaced thousands>. supplant implies either a dispossessing or usurping of another's place, possessions, or privileges or an uprooting of something and its replacement with something else <was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another>. supersede implies replacing a person or thing that has become superannuated, obsolete, or otherwise inferior <the new edition supersedes all previous ones>.
 
  by: RobBickel   03/27/2009 07:29 AM     
  @Dear captainJane  
 
I assess based not on the who of who submits the story. It is the what, what about the story: Is it well summarized? Does it get to the point? Are spelling and grammar correct and well issued?

It was good, it gets a good rating. Crap articles get bad ones. I am delightfully and obsessively consistent on this point; try me. Most stories I don't rate because I do not feel strongly enough to. I give more positive ratings than negative ones however.

If you have a vial of epinephrine however, captain, please do pass it along.
 
  by: Big Bird     03/27/2009 08:00 AM     
  @Big Bird:  
 
"If you have a vial of epinephrine however, captain, please do pass it along." -bigbird

Valium's what you need, bigbird. I can hear you sneering through the text.
 
  by: redstain   03/27/2009 08:43 AM     
  @Rob Bickel  
 
Thank You for being honest about your self described personal interest in this article and for sharing with us your dis approval of those who criticize the English language.
Frankly, I don't give a damn what you think because you have wasted hard drive space on this website's servers for the sole purpose of self promotion. I welcome and respect the criticism of any of the non American posters who frequent this site far more than that of a self appointed language professor, such as yourself, who chooses to contribute nothing but self aggrandizing comments.

For your selfish & useless comments you have garnered the title of douche bag. I bestow this title upon all persons who join this site for the sole purpose of self promotion and you have the honor of holding this title until such time as another douche bag rightfully takes it from you.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     03/27/2009 09:04 AM     
  Further @RobBickel  
 
Surely, as an American, you understand that the consumer does have recourse through our legal system. They may win a judgment that cannot be satisfied but that does not equate to no recourse.
Additionally, if in fact this family unit does suffer long term health consequences from their exposure to these noxious gasses, the vendor is hardly the victim. Even if no long term health problems are a consequence of this problem, this family has still been displaced for no valid reason or any reason within their control.

The manufacturer of this product is first at fault.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     03/27/2009 09:21 AM     
  And finally  
 
Lets put this Shit rock to rest.
Lets all agree to diagree and say " That they are going to put new stuff in place of the old stuff"..LMAO....
 
  by: steve2045     03/27/2009 10:15 AM     
  Merriam-Webster Definition  
 
replacing
One entry found.




Main Entry: re·place
Pronunciation: \ri-?pl?s\
Function: transitive verb
Date: 1595
1 : to restore to a former place or position <replace cards in a file>
2 : to take the place of especially as a substitute or successor
3 : to put something new in the place of <replace a worn carpet>
— re·place·able \-?pl?-s?-b?l\ adjective
— re·plac·er noun
synonyms replace , displace , supplant , supersede mean to put out of a usual or proper place or into the place of another. replace implies a filling of a place once occupied by something lost, destroyed, or no longer usable or adequate <replaced the broken window>. displace implies an ousting or dislodging <war had displaced thousands>. supplant implies either a dispossessing or usurping of another's place, possessions, or privileges or an uprooting of something and its replacement with something else <was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another>. supersede implies replacing a person or thing that has become superannuated, obsolete, or otherwise inferior <the new edition supersedes all previous ones>.
 
  by: RobBickel   03/28/2009 08:12 AM     
  Sorry for the accidental repost  
 
Browser posted the definition again on its own when i refreshed the page. So sorry for that.

@BB not self promoting, just explaining why I am an expert on this matter and you are not.

further you can't sue the manufacturer becuase they didn't sell it here. A vender sold the product here and they are liable. Maybe you should read a little more thoroughly before you insult someone.
 
  by: RobBickel   03/28/2009 08:15 AM     
 
 
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