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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.

Friday, November 16, 2007

escaped FEMA trailer to get modular home with same problems

So post Katrina,

I am required to live in a trailer that was full of formaldehyde. So in an effort to get into a home as soon as possible, I buy what is touted as a modular home.

When I move in, after paying in full for the house, I find that my modular home has formaldehyde warning signs on all the walls. What's up? So I take the signs down , open the windows, and run the air conditioner cause it is 90 degrees outside with 90 percent humidity in New Orleans in July and August. I can't afford to AC my neighborhood, so I close the windows and the cough that I have had off and on since
Katrina will not go away. It is a constant tickle in my throat.

Lord help us!

Thanks to this group, I have been able to order testing kits to see just how much toxins I am living with or slowly dying from.

Elizabeth, erhodes@xula.edu