House passes bill to address problem of contaminated drywall from China
Yesterday, the House passed a bipartisan bill (H.R.4212) that would create regulatory and labeling standards for imported drywall.
The bill would address sulfur-contaminated drywall from China that has been found to corrode electrical work and cause respiratory problems. It would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue regulations requiring permanent labels on imported drywall detailing the manufacturer’s name and the production date. The measure would also set limits on the sulfur content of drywall.
Such a bill (to address yet another unsafe product from China) is long overdue. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has been reporting on the problem of toxic drywall (installed after Hurricane Katrina) for several years.
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