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Thursday, March 6, 2008
had to sign statement that knew formaldehyde was in mobile home
This has nothing to do with the tragic FEMA story, but I bought a manufactured home where I had to sign a statement that I knew formaldehyde existed in my new home. It's a 2000 Liberty manufactured in Sheridan, Oregon in 2000. They assured me the level met the regulations set by the feds. I have'nt ever noticed any 'signs' of being affected by the formaldehyde,but my cat and dog were very leery about coming in. The cat took six yrs. to come in. I figured it was because it was a new home they had never seen or been in. Could you tell me if what I signed was true and what are the 'signs' of formaldehyde poisoning. If you could email me any information on this subject, I would surely appreciate it.