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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 15, 2008

My name is Nikisha Bertao and I am currently residing in my parent's trailer with my 22 month old baby in California. I'm not a Katrina victim. However, my son and I have had reoccuring upper respiratory tract infections, to the point that the doctors are calling is temporary asthma. I seen the story of formaldehyde toxins found in trailers and I want to know how I would go about having the one I'm residing in checked. I'm concerned for my son's well being and my own. Please tell me what I can do.

Thank you,


Nikisha: I'd give you the same advice as the woman who wrote in the blog below. Test the trailer as soon as possible.