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Room with unfinished drywallThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have been working since spring 2009 to support the Consumer Product Safety Commission in learning more about imported drywall and potential related health risks.

For the latest news updates about drywall study findings, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Reports and Fact Sheets


Review of deaths

The review summarizes investigations by state public health authorities of the medical records of 11 people who died and had lived in or visited homes reported to contain problem drywall. Authorities concluded that problem drywall was not a factor in the deaths. Read the Review [PDF - 66 KB]


Answering health questions

CDC is working closely with state health departments to tell people concerned about problem drywall how to protect their health. Read the Fact Sheet


Drywall and Your Home

Do you have imported drywall? CDC and ATSDR support CPSC and HUD’s recommendations to remove problem drywall from homes. Read this fact sheet to learn how to identify potential drywall problems in your home and for additional health and safety information. Read the Fact Sheet
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