Independent studies by the nation's leading laboratories and engineering experts confirm the quality and safety of National Gypsum drywall. Every misperception and false claim has been rebutted by sound science. Read the reports below.
CPSC Report Determines National Gypsum Drywall in Brincku Home is Not Defective: In April 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a report on testing of domestic drywall as part of a broader investigation into problems associated with defective Chinese drywall. The report determined that the National Gypsum drywall in the Brincku home was not defective.
CPSC Ft. Bragg Drywall Assessment: In February 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the results of its extensive investigation into domestic drywall concerns at Ft. Bragg, NC. The report found the drywall used in Ft. Bragg housing to be 100 percent safe and free of any defects.
ENVIRON Ft. Bragg Drywall Assessment: In response to concerns regarding drywall used in Ft. Bragg, NC military housing, Ft. Bragg launched an investigation. The independent laboratory, ENVIRON, conducted the drywall testing at Ft. Bragg's request and reported "no evidence of effects from defective drywall."
LBNL Report: In January 2011, the federal government's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published the final results of its tests of North American and Chinese drywall. This report confirms that there is a "clear distinction" between defective Chinese drywall and U.S. drywall.
CPSC Report: A March 2010 Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation showed a "clear distinction" between U.S. and Chinese drywall, with concentrations of sulfur gas as much as 10 times higher in Chinese drywall.
EPA: Using Recycled Industrial Materials in Buildings: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages the use of FGD gypsum drywall to conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gases. View page 3 of this brief document to see how builders use FGD gypsum drywall. (October 2008)