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Mobile Home Manufactures Settle with Hurricane Katrina Victims Regarding Formaldehyde Presence

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:52:37 EST

More than 20 manufacturers of mobile homes have reached a legal settlement in which they will pay $14.8 million to thousands of individuals who say they were harmed by exposure to formaldehyde after moving into trailers following Hurricane Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Tens of thousands of people are expecting to receive payments as a result of the settlement, which was originally filed in 2006, after hundreds of individual suits were filed across Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Residents of the trailers complained of illnesses ranging from respiratory irritation to more serious illnesses as a result of formaldehyde exposure. If a New Orleans judge approves the settlement, potential victims will have to file individual claims with the court. 10,000 to 20,000 claims are expected to be filed after the August decision.

Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable gas which is used in production of paper, resins, and building materials such as plywood. It has a strong, distinct smell. According to the Centers for Disease Control, short term exposure to formaldehyde can result in respiratory irritation; however, long term exposure has been linked to cancer.

'EMSL Analytical offers a variety of indoor air quality testing (IAQ) services, including formaldehyde testing,' says Scott Van Etten, CIH, National Director of Industrial Hygiene at EMSL. 'We are a national leader in IAQ analysis, and we have a network of over 30 laboratories from coast to coast to serve our clients locally.'

For more information regarding EMSL's indoor air quality testing services please call 800-220-3675 or visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.

Source: WebWire

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