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.