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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.

Monday, February 11, 2008

cancer deaths from FEMA trailers?

My dad recently died from lung cancer after living in a FEMA camper for two years. He had just moved into his rebuilt home just four weeks before he died. My brother's wife died two months after dad; and, died from lung cancer as well. She had lived in a FEMA camper as well for two years. The day she died, FEMA was suppose to be delivering them a cottage. My daughter and her family had been delivered a camper, but could never live in it because the fumes were so bad, they burned our eyes and nose and made your skin hurt/itch when you walked into it. FEMA just told her to keep the windows open so it would air out. We kept the windows open in it for 6 months, but it was never habitable.

Judy Noble, jnoble@hancock.k12.ms.us