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Important Issues:
Chinese Drywall

Lakeland Laboratories is offering bulk sample analysis in support of characterization efforts by both private consultants and regulatory agencies relating to Chinese drywall.

If you need to have bulk drywall tested to determine the presence of Elemental Sulfur (the compound of interest), please send a small sample about 2” in diameter or a 2” square.

It takes three to five days for analysis at a rate of $75.00 per sample. You may mail or express courier the sample to us in a zip lock bag to:

Lakeland Laboratories, LLC
1910 Harden Blvd., Suite 101
Lakeland, FL 33803

No preservation is necessary. Please make sure that you enclose a Chain of Custody (COC).
You can find a COC by visiting our Resources page.

The report will be delivered electronically. We will report Elemental Sulfur to a Method Detection Limit of 1.00 mg/kg. The USCPSC recommends action at the level of 10.0 mg/kg.

Corrosion or blackening from imported Chinese Drywall

We have provided analytical support to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and private consultants as they characterize the presence of Elemental Sulfur within private residences.

The residences currently under investigation contain or are suspected to contain drywall manufactured in China and other locales known to use recycled materials from power plants in the manufacture of drywall, also known as wallboard.

To date, we have made Elemental Sulfur determinations in well over 8,000 client samples.

The status and results of efforts conducted by the USEPA-USCPSC and the FDOH can be tracked at:

US Consumer Product Safety Commission - Drywall Testing Information Center
Florida Department of Health - Drywall Testing

Please contact our office regarding our current and evolving capabilities in the area of Chinese drywall testing.


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