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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earthquake victims in China losing babies due to formaldehyde exposure

There is sad news today that hundreds of women in China have had miscarriages health authorities believe is linked to formaldehyde exposure in the emergency housing--mobile homes--provided after the earthquake. See link to the article under toxic trailer news on the lower right of this page. Most of them had lost their children in the Sichuan earthquake where a lot of children died because of substandard school construction.

"Radio France Internationale also reported on April 17 that volunteer counselors confirmed that the quake victims do suspect that illegal formaldehyde levels in mobile home construction materials has caused the miscarriages and stillbirths."

One woman who lost a son in the earthquake and then had a miscarriage was quoted as saying: "We are so heartbroken by the fact that we have to stay in the mobile homes and we dare not have a baby. The pain is doubled.”