Government health officials are now strongly recommending residents still living in FEMA trailers following Hurricane Katrina, be relocated. Due to dangerously high levels of formaldehyde present in the FEMA trailers used for the past two years as temporary housing, the CDC is issuing a warning stating that the trailers are toxic enough to cause burning eyes and breathing problems for people who have asthma or sensitivity to air pollutants.
Fumes from 519 trailer and mobile homes in Louisiana and Mississippi average five times the level that people are exposed to in most modern homes, according to the US Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Mike McGeehin, director of a CDC division, that focuses on environmental hazards said, "we do not want people exposed to this for very much longer." The CDC is making a statement regarding this situation right now, and is planning to visit each trailer delivering this information.
Do you think this is too little, too late? What will have to happen to get displaced residents, housing? Why were the trailers unsafe to begin with?