"CDC Won't Study Effects of Chinese Drywall Exposure"

"MIAMI -- An extended study of the long-term effects of exposure to defective Chinese drywall on people whose homes contained it is not necessary, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has determined.

That decision was made, according to the CDC, because the symptoms that people are suffering from are self-reported and too general and exposure levels are not available -- meaning a scientific study would take many years, require enormous resources and is unlikely to yield useful results.

"...The best scientific evidence available to us today does not support undertaking a long-term health study," said Bernadette Burden, CDC spokeswoman."

Rich Phillips reports for CNN February 9, 2011.

Thursday, February 10, 2011