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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: December 12, 2007
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

December 13th Press Briefing Related to CDC Testing of Occupied FEMA Trailers in the Gulf Coast Area


CDC press conference to announce the start date for testing trailers in Louisiana and Mississippi for formaldehyde levels in trailers and mobile homes.


Henry Falk, M.D., M.P.H., director, CDC's Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention
Lt. Chad Dowell, Certified Industrial Hygienist, CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health
Jim Stark, director, Transitional Recovery Office, New Orleans, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Thursday, December 13, 2007
11:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. CST


FEMA Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office
1 Seine Court, New Orleans, LA 70114


International Dial-in: 1-210-839-8947
Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions:

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. To withdraw your question, press *2. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.


This briefing will also be audio webcast. To listen LIVE online, please visit


A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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