02 June 2007
The word on formaldehyde gets worse...
A recent report by CBS news in the US claims that the formaldehyde levels in the temporary trailer accommodation still being used by Hurricane Katrina survivors is 70% above the EPA standard. The investigation came out of residents complaints about a host of health related issues, particularly among children, which they believed came from living in the trailers.
It appears that the the trailers floors and cabinetry were all built with particle board containing formaldehyde.
The sooner governments start tightening up the regulations on the the use of this stuff the better.