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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, February 22, 2008

Fleetwood burning eyes and causing rashes?

My name is Jackie and I was writing trying to get information on the formaldehyde exposure in RV's. We have a 2006 Fleetwood travel trailer and we really love going camping. We have just had some strange things happen, and I now am worried about our safety. Last summer was our first summer to go camping and we did not miss a holiday. I started noticing when I would start loading the camper my eyes would burn so badly I would have to close them really tight and go outside for a little while. I really did not think anything about it just that maybe it had been shut up for a while.
Then my 10 year old son said something about it to me. I still just kind of dismissed it. Then my son started getting a rash every time we went camping. The first time the doctor said he must have got into something and we treated it with cream. Then the next time we went camping it happened again. We took him to another doctor and he really did not give us any answers. The next time when it happened again we were thinking this is so strange and it was starting to bother him physically. We took him back again and nothing was resolved.
He has asthma and I worry about the exposure to him. When winter came and we stop going camping he got better. I really would love to get our camper tested , can you guys lead me in the right direction?