Expert Says FEMA Knew About Trailer Toxicity

Law360, New York (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As lawmakers continue to explore the Centers for Disease Control's responsibility in the controversial trailers issued to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims, a top toxicologist has testified that his repeated warnings about the dangerous levels of formaldehyde in the government-issued temporary homes fell on deaf ears.

On Tuesday, Dr. Christopher DeRosa, the former director of the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry's division of toxicology and environmental medicine, testified before the U.S. House Science and Technology subcommittee on investigations and oversight that his cautionary words...
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