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Are there green alternatives to sheet rock? - Green Home Guide by USGBC #green

Hi Tracy I am not sure if you are concerned with: your safety as a home 'dweller' living in drywall, or safety as an installer- installing drywall, or for the safety of the earth itself. I will try to address all three aspects of drywall. Perfectly safe and even quite green Lets take a look at Drywall and then a couple of alternatives. In the heat of the building boom and after hurricane Katrina when drywall was in such high demand that US plants could not produce it fast enough, unregulated drywall was imported from China and installed in some homes in America. This Chinese drywall causes a lot of health problems and damage to homes. But this was an odd things that happened at a specific time and should not blacken the reputation of all drywall. Most drywall is perfectly safe and even quite green . Let's look at some of the aspects of a product that make it 'green': healt...

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