About ToxicTrailers.com

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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

treating illnesses caused by formaldehyde poisoning

Many people who have been exposed to formaldehyde are having trouble finding physicians who know what kind of treatment to provide. I know some folks who are traveling long distances out of state to try to find good medical care. Dr. Albert Robbins, Deerfield Beach, FL (954) 421-1929, did a Master of Public Health thesis on formaldehyde before medical school. He says most people exposed to high levels of formaldehyde become chemically sensitive. They have adverse, allergic type reactions to many common chemicals like pesticides, paints, perfumes, etc. Extreme fatigue is common. Many people exposed to formaldehyde may be helped by being treated for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Dr. Robbins has a lot of good information about MCS at his website at www.allergycenter.com. His e-mail is albertrobbins@aol.com. People might ask their physicians in their home state to look at the treatment options Robbins discusses under the MCS portion of his website.
More information about MCS is also available at www.chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org and www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com. The book Chemical Exposure: Low Levels and High Stakes can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/Chemical-Exposures-Levels-High-Stakes/dp/0471292400.

Becky