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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.

Monday, July 30, 2007

formaldehyde a problem in earlier emergency housing, too

pam resendiz
blondepixie51@earthlink.net
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I HAVE LIVED IN A FEMA HOME SINCE HURRICANE CHARLIE.. FLORIDA

I HAVE HEADACHES DAILY AND HAVE BEEN DIGNOISED WITH CLL LEUKEMIA..

MY TRAILER WAS NOT AIRED OUT BEFORE I MOVED IN NOR WAS I WARNED...

THE SMELL WAS ALMOST UNBEARABLE... WHEN YOU HAVE NO HOME YOU DO WHAT YOU NEED TO TO..

I HAVE HAD HEALTH PROBLEMS SINCE HURRICANE CHARLIE..

THANK-YOU


Response from Becky:

At the FEMA hearings in Congress last week they asked FEMA Director Paulison if this was a problem with FEMA trailers before Katrina\Rita. He said they didn't have any knowledge of it. But it appears from your experience this has been an issue for many years. We think it escaped notice for the same reason it has in the RV industry: People would get sick but not connect it to the formaldehyde outgassing.