Lennar Corp., a Miami-based homebuilder, said it has identified about 80 homes in Southwest Florida that are believed to have been built using Chinese drywall. Lennar said it has hired an environmental testing company to conduct air sampling in its homes. The issue is a concern because the drywall apparently emits chemicals that purportedly cause health concerns. Many homeowners have complained about a sulfur odor. “When we noticed that a number of our homes in Southwest Florida were experiencing problems with air-conditioning systems, we began taking a closer look,” the company said in a news release. Some drywall can emit a naturally occurring sulfur compound that, when it interacts with the copper in the air conditioning coil, can cause corrosion and lead to failure.
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