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Last month nearly two dozen travel trailer manufacturers agreed to pay a total of $14.8 million to resolve claims over elevated formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers following the 2005 hurricanes. Formaldehyde, a chemical commonly found in building materials, can cause breathing problems and is classified as a carcinogen.

Thousands of travel trailers were purchased by FEMA to house hurricane victims.

Thousands of travel trailers were purchasedby FEMA to house hurricane victims.

 

On Monday the settlement with the travel trailer makers expanded to include claims against Gulf Stream Coach Inc., Forest River Inc., Jayco Inc. and Monaco Coach Corp. Terms of this settlement haven’t been disclosed.

Roughly 60,000 plaintiffs from Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi who lived in FEMA trailers after the 2005 hurricanes would be eligible to participate in the settlement.

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