CDC Urges Action On Toxic Trailers Before Summer

Law360, New York (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- After months of outcry over the potentially dangerous levels of formaldehyde in trailers issued to the displaced victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Centers for Disease Control is urging that residents be moved from the trailers before summer.

On Thursday, the CDC released the results of its six-week examination of 519 trailers provided to displaced persons in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, expressing concern that the levels of the formaldehyde in the temporary housing was higher than normal.

“These measured levels are likely to under-represent...
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