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Summary of proceedings (final version) : TKC Expert Panel for the Public Health Assessment of Air Quality in FEMA Temporary Housing, May 1-2, 2008, Boulder, Colorado
  • Published Date:
    10/13/10
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 160.79 KB]


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    TKC Expert Panel for the Public Health Assessment of Air Quality in FEMA Temporary Housing. ; TKC Integration Services. ; United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. ; ... More ▼
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    Approximately 143,600 households lived in temporary housing units (THUs) in Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. At the time of the expert panel, approximately 38,000 families still lived in THUs. Based on concerns about potential respiratory health and dermatological effects associated with living in the trailers, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assess the health risk to people who lived in the THUs for extended periods. TKC Integration Services (TKCIS) convened a scientific panel of experts to guide CDC in its assessment. This report summarizes the second meeting of this expert panel.

    This second meeting of the panel was designed to review results from completed and ongoing CDC and FEMA studies and to guide future studies into possible exposures and health impacts from living in the THUs. During the first part of the meeting, CDC presented results from completed studies and designs for future studies. Next, the expert panel convened in a closed-door session without CDC to answer five (5) specific questions that will help guide future CDC and FEMA efforts. Finally, all meeting attendees reconvened to hear and discuss the panel’s recommendations.

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