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CDC/ATSDR’s Response to Problem Drywall

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 (CPSC) in learning more about problem drywall and potential related health risks.

For the latest updates about problem drywall, visit the CPSC Drywall Information Center.

ATSDR’s Problem Drywall Health Consultation

ATSDR has examined whether breathing sulfur compounds released into the air from problem drywall posed a health hazard.

Resources to Protect Health

ATSDR has many scientists with special training to find out about health effects from chemicals.

Reports and Information


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

Federal Resources

Health Department Resources

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  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    4770 Buford Hwy NE
    Atlanta, GA 30341
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