Asbestos is slowly disappearing from offices and houses the world over as societies became aware of its harmful affects. Although this new found awareness and action is a positive step there is another product that has potentially hazardous health effects, drywall.
Drywall has a freighting ingredient known as gypsum, a waste product of coal-burning plants. Gypsum is known to produce both mercury, formaldehyde and has the potential to be radioactive when combined with phosphates.
This was a major issue in both the USA and China as citizens of both countries became ill when exposed to drywall with high levels of these substances. Along with heavy metal and chemical concerns there is also a lot of dust associated with the deterioration and instillation of drywall which can severely affect indoor air quality. Fortunately, there is a product that can replace drywall.
Magnesium oxide is slowly becoming the go to material for interior walling in offices and homes. Magnesia was used in the construction of the Great Wall of China along with the Coliseum and many other ancient landmarks that have stood the test of time. The benefits of Magnesia are that it is environmentally friendly, fire-resistant, waterproof, mold/fungus and bug free and most importantly has only positive effects on indoor air quality.
Thus, the use of magnesium boards can greatly improve the air quality within a house and eliminate many allergens that would otherwise affect the inhabitants.
Shanghai Metal Corporation is committed to sustainable growth that improves the quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come. We take the recent construction scares across the globe very seriously and believe that our magnesium products can have a significant affect on improving the quality of life for many people. Magnesium products are part of our commitment to improving the quality of life for people the world over.
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Jordan S.//SMC Editor