The homes can have a strong rotten egg odor and other problems, including causing electrical wiring in the home to corrode and electrical devices to fail.
According to one of our home inspectors, it is easily detected by removing the electrical outlet covers to see if there is a black corrosive material on the wires or by simply smelling the offensive odor.
There is allegedly at least one major builder that has undertaken the task of removing the hazardous material and/or making plans to move the owners to another home.
Exactly where the material ended up once it entered US ports and what homes may be effected should be of particular interest to people that purchased homes in the high risk areas.
You are absolutely correct....and for the record we posted a question on February 28, 2009 and recieved an overwhelming 1, yes ONE response........
It appears either there isn't much information out there on the topic or people are afraid to discuss the difficult topics. Our feeling is, it is what it is and not talking about it isn't going to change a thing.
It sometimes takes courage to bring up the tough issues.......good post, thanks for having the courage to once again bring up an obvious unpopular question.