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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, June 4, 2008

FEMA trailer tests at .4 ppm

I've been talking recently with a woman in Brookhaven very concerned that her whole family has suffered serious illnesses since starting to live in a FEMA mobile home over two years ago. Her husband has COPD and emphysema and it is the worst it has ever been. Her son has difficulty breathing and has nose bleeds. One daughter-in-law alone had $500 in medical bills from just one recent visit to the doctor. Several family members have been plagued with strep throat and bronchitis. And no wonder! Their FEMA trailer tests just came in at .4 ppm. That is four times higher than the maximum level someone should be exposed to in a short period of time.

This gives you an idea how high some of these FEMA trailers can test during the hot, humid months when formaldehyde outgassing increases.