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Feb102011

Drywall, Environmental Issues Not Cause of Ft. Bragg Infant Deaths

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FT. BRAGG, N.C.) - An investigation into drywall and other problems at homes in Fort Bragg has revealed no connection to the deaths of three infants of military families.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the deaths of the infants were not caused by either environmental or drywall problems, the second such finding in as many investigations.

The CPSC contracted a company to test the two homes where the infants died for problems with the drywall, ventilation and cooling/heating systems. The company conducted nearly 400 tests in the homes and concluded that just two pesticides, permetherin and cypermetherin, were found in the homes at levels considered to be in the normal to high range. All others tested in the low to undetectable range. The CPSC is now working to determine the level of those pesticides at the time of death.
 
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