The Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA) is promoting gypsum-based plasters and plasterboard as the industry’s ‘healthy’ product options.

The GPDA, which represents the four major manufacturers of gypsum construction products in Britain and Ireland, says the use of gypsum (calcium sulphate) in some pharmaceutical preparations and numerous foodstuffs, from beer to baked beans, should reassure the construction industry that gypsum-based building materials are both non-hazardous and non-toxic.

To find out more about the health and safety classification of gypsum, visit The GPDA represents the four major gypsum board and plaster manufacturers: British Gypsum, Siniat and Knauf in Britain, and Gypsum Industries in Ireland.