Sunday, April 13, 2008
FEMA Sets Stricter Limits on Formaldehyde Levels
The Federal Soldier Emergency Management Agency is setting new, stricter bounds on methanal degrees in mobile places it buys for catastrophe victims to use.
Complaints about methanal started shortly after the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita moved into fema issued trailers.
But critics state FEMA was slow to react to those complaints, insisting the dawdlers were safe in the short term with proper ventilation.
Now, FEMA states it will take "extraordinary precautions" by buying dawdlers with methanal emanations comparable to that of conventional housing.
Formaldehyde is a preservative commonly used in edifice materials.
Prolonged exposure to the chemical can take to external respiration jobs and is suspected to be a cause of cancer.
Labels: disaster victims, emergency management agency, federal emergency management, federal emergency management agency, fema, formaldehyde, hurricanes, katrina, management, mobile homes, proper ventilation