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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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

trailer reeks of formaldehyde

Unfortunately, I am one of the individuals with a trailer that reeks of formaldehyde. I addressed my concern right after I received my trailer and was told "just leave the windows open"....well its been over a year now and it still reeks. I suspect that the damage from staying in these type trailers has already been done. It’s sad that all of this mess was generated from one disaster...and our governments (both State and Federal) have failed us. Who will be held accountable for the illnesses and deaths that result from this problem?

The FEMA reps that come out for my monthly trailer site visit all notice it the minute they step into my trailer. One of them actually could not stay in it very long because it was strong smelling.

If you would like to come check mine, please give me a call.