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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sick building in D.C. linked to formaldehyde

The Washington Post has an article today (see link at lower right of this page under toxic trailer news) that says workers are getting sick in the new EEOC building in Washington, D.C., and formaldehyde is the suspected cause. In addition to the short- and long-term health impacts to the employees, imagine how this is impacting productivity!! It is ridiculous there are still no standards to protect people from high levels of formaldehyde in buildings...

Here is a quote from the article:
"Just keep your coughing to a dull roar, folks," wrote one worker, "so you don't disturb your neighbors who have the blinding headaches."

Wonder how many millions the government spent in order to make this sick building?