March 12, 2009

Former ATSDR Ombuds to Testify Before House

Ronnie Wilson, the former Ombuds at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, is scheduled to testify today before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee. The focus of the hearing is on how the Health and Human Services agency produced a flawed and misleading report on the health hazards of formaldehyde exposure from housing trailers provided to survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Wilson served as ATSDR’s first Ombuds from 1999 through 2008. The scope of his expected testimony has not been disclosed. (Washington Times; House ATSDR Report; AP: Inside Washington; Subcommittee Assignments.)

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