Materials, Ventilation Caused Formaldehyde Levels In FEMA Trailers

July 3, 2008

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and stated in a report that materials, and poor ventilation are to blame for the high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers...Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come out and stated in a report that materials, and poor ventilation are to blame for the high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers.

The FEMA trailers were used by the U.S. government to help victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast. Over 140,000 travel trailers were used, and over 15,000 families still live in them today.

The study ran by the CDC found that construction materials, combined with poor ventilation caused the high levels of formaldehyde in the trailers.

This has been of national concern over the past months as the high levels of formaldehyde have been linked to respiratory problems, skin rashes, and other ailments.


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