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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity from formaldehyde exposure?
Hi, I was intrigued by your site at toxictrailers.org. While I've never lived in a FEMA trailer, I did move into a brand new Palm Harbor double wide mobile home in 2001. Within 6 months, I became extremely ill with multiple chemical sensitivity. I realize my story isn't FEMA related, but if you're still interested, let me know and I'll be glad to supply the details.