Angry Toxicologist

The Good

Analysts from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the FEMA trailers had too much formaldehyde (well, yeah) but also that it was due to cheap materials, sloppy design, and drumroll please, lax or non-existing government standards. It’s rare for a gov’t report to directly say the standards need to be tighter.

The Bad

This is a terrible news story. Why? Just last week, the EPA said they wouldn’t lower the formaldehyde standard to the CA level, but they did say that they would do some new exposure and risk assessments; a good sign of progress. This fact isn’t mentioned at all, but isn’t this lack of a good standard exactly the reason why we’re in the problem to begin with? Yes, I believe it is.

The Ugly

As before the CDC solves the problem by suggesting that residents “make relocating to permanent housing a priority” and if they can’t do that, “open windows to let fresh air in”. Thanks FEMA, this is the type of compassion and forward thinking problem solving that we’ve come to expect from y’all.

Comments

  1. #1 Kayleene
    July 5, 2008

    well they should do something about formaldehyde, their fumes are toxic.

  2. #2 Mamasmad
    July 14, 2008

    Glad that I didn’t have to live in a FEMA trailer. I am allergic to formaldehyde!

  3. #3 ardee
    July 17, 2008

    Pretty much the exact same thing has happened in Australia where the Federal government has launched a (somewhat controversial) intervention to tackle social problems in indegenous communities. The converted sea containers imported from China being used to house government employees are positively riddled with not just formaldehyde but a vast array of volatile organics.

  4. #4 mirc indir
    March 23, 2009

    Thanks

  5. #5 muhabbet
    March 26, 2009

    thanks..

  6. #6 dvd film izle
    June 9, 2009

    Pretty much the exact same thing has happened in Australia where the Federal government has launched a (somewhat controversial) intervention to tackle social problems in indegenous communities. The converted sea containers imported from China being used to house government employees are positively riddled with not just formaldehyde but a vast array of volatile organics.

  7. #7 Abercrombie
    November 30, 2009

    The converted sea containers imported from China being used to house government employees are positively riddled with not just formaldehyde but a vast array of volatile organics.

  8. #8 Reverse Phone Lookup
    December 28, 2009

    FEMA formaldehyde its good to know about its different accepts,that how it can be good,bad and ugly.