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.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
formaldehyde and brain cancer
With the attention on brain cancer due to the sad news about Sen. Ted Kennedy's tumor, there are new reports that formaldehyde increases the risk of brain cancer for pathologists and embalmers who work with formaldehyde who have an increased risk of developing brain cancer. Who knows the effect of large numbers of people being exposed to formaldehyde up to 24 hours per day in their FEMA trailers, mobile homes and other housing such as modular houses and manufactured apartments?