Topeka — Kansas officials are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to find homes where imported Chinese drywall may have been used.
The effort by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the federal commission follows reports of health problems linked to the product. Federal officials say some homes built between 2003 and 2008 may contain the drywall. Homeowners have reported strong odors, itchy and irritated skin, persistent cough, headaches and other problems.
More than 2,000 such drywall-related reports to the CPSC have come in 32 states. None of the reports came from Kansas, but KDHE is gathering information to share with federal officials.