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BRADENTON, Fla. _ In 2006, more than 495 million pounds of drywall was imported into the United States from China during the height of the building boom. The drywall was shipped to more than 15 U.S. cities, including New York, Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans, according to a Bradenton Herald analysis of shipping data from the Port Import Export Reporting Service, or PIERS, the primary source of U.S. waterborne import-export trade.
Some of it appears to be contaminated, homeowners complain
Martin estimates that 10,000 homes in Florida and more than 100,000 nationwide eventually will be affected. His teams are taking samples and testing air quality in homes across the nation.