Navigation Links
Katrina Evacuees Made To Remain In Toxic Air

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of America is under disgrace. According to congressional lawmakers, the FEMA stamped on warnings from its own field workers about health problems experienced by hurricane evacuees. Those housed in government-provided trailers were exposed to levels of a toxic chemical 75 times the recommended maximum for U.S. workers.

A trail of e-mails obtained by investigators shows that the agency's lawyers rejected a proposal for systematic testing of the levels of potentially cancer-causing formaldehyde gas in the trailers. This was probably out of concern that the agency would be legally liable for any hazards or health problems. As many as 120,000 families displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita lived in the suspect trailers, and hundreds have complained of ill effects.

On June 16, 2006, three months after reports of the hazards surfaced and a month after a trailer resident sued the agency, a FEMA logistics expert wrote that agency attorneys had "advised that we do not do testing, which would imply FEMA's ownership of this issue." Another FEMA attorney on June 15 wrote, "Do not initiate any testing until we give the OK. ... you get results and should they indicate some problem, the clock is running on our duty to respond to them."

FEMA is accused of not testing any occupied trailers after March 2006, when it initially discovered formaldehyde levels at 75 times the U.S.-recommended workplace-safety threshold. Formaldehyde, a common wood preservative used in construction materials such as particleboard, can cause vision and respiratory problems; long-term exposure has been linked to cancer and higher rates of asthma, bronchitis and allergies in children.

One man in Slidell, La., was found dead in his trailer on June 27, 2006, after complaining about the formaldehyde fumes. In a conference call about the death, 28 officials from six agencies recommended that the circumstances be inve
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims
2. Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims
3. Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe
4. Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts
5. Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims
6. Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath
7. Charity Hospital - A year after Katrina hit New Orleans…
8. Katrina survivors face yet another downslide - mental illness
9. Mercy Killing Charge Refuted by Katrina Doctor
10. Authors Review Astrodome Medical Response to Hurricane Katrina
11. Noah, the Great Survivor of Katrina
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Katrina Evacuees Made Remain Toxic Air

(Date:8/4/2015)... Denver, CO (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 ... ... for skilled nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, today announced details of ... (QAPI) for nursing homes and centers. , Providigm’s QAPI Accreditation program , ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... A new report by ... reseller channel will grow at least 6 percent in 2015, as solution providers ... greater than their OEM/vendor partners. , The 2112 Group’s 2015 Midyear Channel ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Driving skills ... end to driving, says the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter. , "Age and ... It requires an individual assessment of skills," says Lissa Kapust, a social worker ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... , ... Updated enrollment data on the top U.S. health plans, as collected ... http://www.AISHealth.com . The data is free to all registered users to AISHealth.com. Based ... on the website’s “Data” section include:, , Top 25 U.S. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... The ... designed to treat Retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease that progressively causes blindness, were ... Academy of Ophthalmology. According to the results of the trial, the implant, more commonly ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nursing Homes Achieving New Advanced Accreditation See Improved Measures of Quality, Better Occupancy Rates 2Health News:Nursing Homes Achieving New Advanced Accreditation See Improved Measures of Quality, Better Occupancy Rates 3Health News:The 2112 Group Forecasts North America IT Channel to Grow At Least 6% in 2015 2Health News:The 2112 Group Forecasts North America IT Channel to Grow At Least 6% in 2015 3Health News:Assessment Can Help Older Drivers Keep Driving Safely, from the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:Atlantic Information Services Website Offers Up-to-Date U.S. Health Plan Enrollment Data 2Health News:“Bionic Eye” Implant for the Blind Proved Safe and Effective at the End of a Three Year Clinical Trial 2
... In March, AHIP,s Board of,Directors advocated for ... and Medicare Part D plan marketing activities. Today,the ... new regulations., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040830/AHIPLOGO ), ... beneficiaries can rely on the,information being provided to ...
... countless years of collective brainpower to rescuing princesses or ... at the University of Washington will try to harness ... even finding a cure for HIV., A new game, ... Introductory levels teach the rules, which are the same ...
... DALLAS, May 8 May has been designated Allergy ... working to educate,Americans about the conditions. Of most importance ... but especially when the environment indoors or,outdoors may trigger ... 3,800 asthma-related deaths in the,United States. The American Association ...
... Software training supplements counseling, could also treat other ... -- The use of a computer-assisted training program, ... stay abstinent longer than counseling alone, a Yale ... , The trial included 77 people who sought ...
... Calif., May 8 As injectable fillers,become mainstream ... longer lasting,and less expensive alternatives to prevent facial ... busy practice in,Beverly Hills says, "Fillers such as ... suture material. When injected into,human tissue, all of ...
... May 8 Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (, ... and metabolic testing,announced the introduction of the ... the oxidative products of,tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4)., Neopterin ... reactions,involving tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4). Restricted BH4 availability has ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine 2Health News:Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine 3Health News:Computer game's high score could earn the Nobel Prize in medicine 4Health News:Respiratory Therapists Offer Breath of Fresh Air During Allergy & Asthma Month 2Health News:Computer Program Helps Drug Abusers Stay Clean 2Health News:Dr. Arnold Klein Warns of Dangers With Permanent and Longer Lasting Injectable Fillers 2Health News:Metametrix Introduces the New Neopterin/Biopterin Profile 2
(Date:8/4/2015)... New York , August 4, 2015 ... report titled " Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market (BambniTest, ... and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, ... According to a new market report published by ... Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the ... medical devices, announced today that its registry study ... device has been published in the prominent peer ... http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/PMT.15.35 .  More than 5,000 chronic pain sufferers ... Chronic pain is a major ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nl392k/alcohol ) has announced the ... (Household & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Oilfield, Agrochemicals, and Others) ... report to their offering. The market ... in 2014 and is projected to grow at a ... data mentioned in the report is based on the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Expected to Reach USD 2.38 Billion in 2022: Transparency Market Research 2Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Expected to Reach USD 2.38 Billion in 2022: Transparency Market Research 3Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Expected to Reach USD 2.38 Billion in 2022: Transparency Market Research 4Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Expected to Reach USD 2.38 Billion in 2022: Transparency Market Research 5BioElectronics' Landmark 5,000+ Chronic Pain Patient Study Published in Pain Management Medical Journal 2Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market 2015 - Market Trends, Forecasts to 2019 for the $5.1 Billion Industry 2Global Alcohol Ethoxylate Market 2015 - Market Trends, Forecasts to 2019 for the $5.1 Billion Industry 3
... America,s Specialty Medicines Companies (ASMC), an informal working group ... concerns about H.R. 3962, the "Affordable Health Care for ... These smaller companies fear that the cumulative effect of ... their efforts to bring new medicines to market. ...
... Nov. 6 NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA ), ... minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today ... President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 9, 2009. ... Team updates. , "Michael will be an excellent complement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Statement of America's Specialty Medicines Companies On House Health Care Bill (H.R. 3962) 2NuVasive Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Announces Additional Management Updates 2NuVasive Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Announces Additional Management Updates 3NuVasive Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Announces Additional Management Updates 4NuVasive Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Announces Additional Management Updates 5
Bacterial/Viral Filters for Anesthesia and Respiratory Applications...
Bacterial/Viral Filters for Anesthesia and Respiratory Applications...
Indications For Usage: ,Single patient use on anesthetized patients and respiratory care patients who require a breathing circuit. The product is intended to be replaced at least once every 24 hours....
... T helps provide protection to the exposed airway ... extremely lightweight making it ideal for active young ... rate of heat and moisture recovery, it ensures ... HMEs and filters have ISO standard tapered ends ...
Medicine Products: