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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Oklahoma FEMA trailer odors overwhelming

I run a mobile home park and have had a FEMA trailer move in. I went into the unit with the electrician and owner to address an electrical issue. While we were in the unit, there was a very strong odor from the bathroom. The owner stepped into the
bathroom with the door open and came out with his eyes burning, red, and watering. I stepped in to see if I could smell something and my nasal cavity and throat
started burning. The electrician had to step out of the unit because his throat started to burn and scratch.

Now that the electrical problems have been resolved they are facing a chemical or toxic problem. The place where he bought the trailer are not offering any solution except to open the windows. The windows had been open for 2 weeks when we noticed the reaction.

Please direct us on where to get some help.

Thank you,
Darecca Jensen