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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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Baby dies in apartment complex

After this message was posted below, an infant died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the apartment complex. There has been concern about the number of SIDS deaths in FEMA trailers on the Gulf Coast. This all underscores the recommendation by Jennifer Donelson (see March 31 blog below) that babies exposed to formaldehyde should be on apnea monitors.

Here is an excerpt from that blog:

My main concern is women in FEMA trailers who are pregnant or who have a baby that spent time as a fetus in a FEMA trailer. Maybe if someone hears my story, they might be able to do something to save their baby’s life. People need to know that an apnea monitors for their child’s breathing could save their child’s life. If my child had an apnea monitor, he wouldn’t have been dead for 20 minutes and suffered all that brain damage.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Donelson, Southaven,
jkneelee@gmail.com
Southaven, 228-265-2996