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ToxicTrailers.com was launched after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when the government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers with high levels of formaldehyde that sickened thousands of people. The FEMA trailer tragedy exposed what is a widespread problem in RVs, mobile homes, modular buildings and even conventional buildings that use pressed wood products. Unfortunately, as we approach the tenth anniversary of Katrina, formaldehyde regulations are not being enforced in the U.S., and people's health is at risk. If you are having burning eyes, congestion, sore throat, coughing, breathing difficulties, frequent sinus infections or rashes, and difficulties concentrating, you may have a formaldehyde problem. For questions or to share your story, write 4becky@cox.net.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Constant health problems since living in FEMA trailer...

Hi, my name is Lisa. I live in Chalmette, LA and thought I would write you because of some articles I’ve read about the help you gave towards exposing formaldehyde poisoning in the FEMA trailers. Well, I’m not sure but I think my son and I who have lived in a FEMA trailer for a year now suffer from this. I was healthy up till the storm. The following May I finally got a trailer and that June I brought my son home to it. Now he has allergies and it’s constant with him.
Since living in this trailer my hair is falling out and I’ve had a rash on my face and head. It won’t go away. I’ve been going to a dermatologist but I think its more then rosacea like he says. Its spread to my ear, as well. I went to a rheumatologist to talk about my immune system. He told me that my immune system has three anti bodies in it and something is brewing, not just arthritis. There are so many symptoms with me...
When I wash dishes in here I used to lean my head against the shelves over the sink and just rest it there. But I realized the other day that’s were I am losing my hair.
My eyes still burn some times in here and its been over year. This is all we have to live in till some cheaper apartments come open. But I am writing to you because the Sierra Club was the only contact I could get from these articles and was hoping you could give me some information on the test kits and what lawyers were handling the class action lawsuit against FEMA and the trailer manufacturer?