Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Health Risks Of FEMA Trailers Ignored

You've heard the TV reports, you've read the new stories: Hurricane Katrina victims were complaining that they were getting sick from the smells emitting from the FEMA trailers. Their complaints were ignored and the Bush Administration knew all about it:

A congressional committee accused the Bush administration Monday of manipulating a study of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers to downplay health risks for the hurricane victims who reside in them.

The House Committee on Science and Technology said that FEMA and the Department of Health and Human Services skirted normal review processes to avoid warnings from a federal scientist who raised red flags about the chemical causing cancer.

Hurricane victims were ignored after the hurricane ravaged the gulf coast so this piece of information would not come as a shock to anyone. After all, we are talking about the Bush administration.

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