Lawsuits Filed Over Allegedly Toxic Drywall

Lawsuits Filed Over Allegedly Toxic DrywallHomeowners in Florida, Alabama and Arizona have filed toxic substances lawsuits against a drywall manufacturer, alleging that the company's product released toxic sulfur.

The drywall, produced by National Gypsum, is also believed to have been used in military housing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, reports. Since the beginning of 2007, the base has witnessed 11 unexplained deaths among children under the age of 2, which are currently being investigated by U.S. Army officials. 

The toxic substances attorney for three families whose children were among the 11 dead claims that the sulfur-releasing drywall is to blame.

"These children didn't just die unexpectedly from natural causes. There were environmental factors that contributed to these deaths, and we don't want to see it happen to anyone else," he said.

In addition to testing performed by the Army, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is performing its own investigation, and has yet to reach a conclusion, according to the Fay Observer.

More than 100 families are plaintiffs in the toxic substances lawsuits. All plaintiffs claim the drywall was "inherently defective" and produced toxic sulfur.