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June 03, 2009

ENT Problems Due to Toxic Drywalls in Homes Built/Remodeled After 2000

There have been a number of news reports in the past year reporting on the use of toxic drywall made in China in new or re-modelled homes built after 2000 that have caused a number of ear, nose, throat symptoms in families living in these affected dwellings.

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Such symptoms include: nosebleeds, headaches, coughs, upper respiratory or sinus issues, rashes. The Homeowners Consumer Center believes that exposure to toxic Chinese drywall, and some of these medical symptoms are related, because homeowners in new homes in different parts of the country, different states, all share two things in common: 1) the fact that Chinese drywall is in their house, and 2) they have these medical conditions. In many cases not everyone in the family will share the same symptoms.

These symptoms appear only when living in the home and disappear after a period of time when on vacation or at work. Unfortunately, the symptoms return shortly after coming back home.

If you live in a home and suspect toxic Chinese drywall is present, you can call the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact the group via their web site at
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. He is also the chief medical officer of O2Labz, a medical and scientific 3D animation company.Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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