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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, August 16, 2007

Please help me and my babies!

On 8/13/07, Melissa wrote:

I really need help. I have all the symptoms of formaldehyde poisoning, and I have twin boys here. My house was destroyed in the Feb. 24th tornado and we are living in a FEMA trailer. Is there some sort of test I can get to detect the levels? They are pretty high from what I hear. My doctor sent me to the hospital to get a blood gas test done, and they said everything was fine. But I still feel so horrible, and my babies are fussier than usual, and they sleep a lot. What kind of test should be done in people to detect this chemical, because I think maybe the hospital did something wrong......Thank You

Response from Becky: One person who bought a FEMA trailer at a GSA auction had a blood test done on him and his wife to test for FORMIC ACID. The blood was drawn at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center, and was sent to the NMS Labs, P. O. Box 433A, Willow Grove, Pa. 19090-0437. The test shows on a scale of 2 to 12 how much exposure you have had. The woman tested only a 2 but has been staying sick from living in the camper.