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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, August 29, 2007

Thousands still exposed

A story today--the second anniversary of Katrina--in the Mississippi Press says that in Mississippi alone there are still 17,149 FEMA units being used as housing. Here is an excerpt from the article (read the entire article by clicking on the news link):

Now we have to deal with formaldehyde in the trailer. That's why they're moving us out of here. They put these trailers together so fast, and now our eyes water and our noses bleed.

...Mandy Allen and her 17-year-old son Richard Bannocken have the same formaldehyde problem. Allen said she experienced a nose bleed Tuesday morning and has them daily. She said her son and boyfriend both have frequent head-aches and watery eyes. Her son also has frequent nose bleeds.