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Test still finds high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- FEMA trailers for flood victims still contain dangerous levels of formaldehyde. 

The first re-tests of FEMA trailers found formaldehyde levels of 100 parts-per-billion or higher.  At that level, the EPA says formaldehyde can cause burning eyes, trouble breathing, and possibly even cancer.

One home tested at 210 parts per billion.  The average level was 65. 

FEMA says the units are safe, but will help anyone find alternative housing.

Online Reporter: Tara Thomas

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