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CDC plans to test FEMA trailers

CDC plans to test FEMA trailers

By: Magnolia Tribune - July 24, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 7/24/7

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is going to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Biloxi in the next few days to determine whether the thousands of trailers that house Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims are toxic.

The move comes less than a week after members of a House panel rebuked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for ignoring complaints from hurricane victims who told of burning eyes, respiratory ailments, bloody noses and other problems after living in the trailers.

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