About ToxicTrailers.com

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 15, 2008

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity from formaldehyde exposure?

I write books and produce/direct documentaries about people with a condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). I am interested in hearing from anyone who has developed MCS after moving into a FEMA trailer. A short way to describe MCS is to say that people who develop MCS begin to react with various symptoms to every-day chemicals like those in perfume, paint, gasoline, air fresheners, cleaning products, new carpet, cigarette smoke, etc. For more information about MCS, see the website of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation, which I chair, www.chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org , or my personal website, www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com . On both websites, you can play my short DVD, Chemical Sensitivity: A 15-Minute Introduction.

Alison Johnson