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Sierra Club Expert to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Formaldehyde in FEMA Trailers
Hearing addresses inaction by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sierra Club formaldehyde campaign director Becky Gillette will testify on Tuesday at the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight hearing to address toxic formaldehyde in FEMA trailers. With natural disaster victims continuing to suffer the health effects of exposure to formaldehyde, the Sierra Club will call for a thorough review of federal agencies’ handling of the formaldehyde problems and push for tougher standards.
As the first organization to discover the toxicity of FEMA trailers, the Sierra Club has taken a lead role in fighting for better disaster assistance and emergency housing. Visit www.sierraclub.org/toxics for more information.
WHAT: U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight hearing, “Toxic Trailers: Have the Centers for Disease Control Failed to Protect Public Health?”
WHO: Panel of experts includes Becky Gillette, Sierra Club Formaldehyde Campaign Director; and others
WHERE: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: 9:30 A.M. - 1:00PM TUESDAY, APRIL 1