Wednesday, April 02, 2008

CDC enters fray over tainted FEMA trailers -

CDC enters fray over tainted FEMA trailers -
"In February, the CDC released preliminary results showing that most of the 519 units tested had elevated levels of formaldehyde. It urged people to move out of the units.

The agency came under fire for a report it issued a year earlier — drafted at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) — that minimized the dangers of formaldehyde. Commissioned by a FEMA attorney, the report concluded that leaving windows open and air conditioning running would keep formaldehyde below 'levels of concern.'

ATSDR Director Howard Frumkin was criticized for ignoring the concerns of a top agency toxicologist, Christopher De Rosa."

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