Government Study on Katrina Trailer Kids Botched



by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica


This story was also published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is a followup to ProPublica’s investigation into the CDC response to formaldehyde findings in FEMA trailers.
A government study to track the health of children who lived in FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina is still stuck in the planning stages, three years after families first began complaining about health problems related to formaldehyde in their temporary homes. See interactive timeline


The Centers for Disease Control, which is supposed to conduct the study, hasn’t figured out how it will find the children, many of whom moved out of the trailers months or even years ago. It also hasn’t  settled on a scientific methodology, according to interviews and documents obtained by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom.  see more here


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