Best Practices for Drywall from China
- • Remove all Chinese drywall from homes and replace with that which is made in the United States.
- • Replace all damaged copper including switches, wires and water lines.
- • Thoroughly ventilate the entire premises.
Emergencies and Disasters
Many parts of the country frequently experience natural disasters such as serious heat conditions, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, etc. Further, there is a serious potential for acts of terrorism which could kill and injure large numbers of people and cause substantial damage to property. (See Chapter 5, “Environmental Health Emergencies, Disasters and Terrorism for further information and Best Practices.”)
The home and its environment is typically a very unsafe place. Many unintentional injuries and deaths occur from falls, fires, drowning, poisoning, etc. (See Chapter 6, “Environmental and Occupational Injury Control for further information and Best Practices.”)