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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.

Monday, August 11, 2008

family in double wide has many illnesses

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:32 PM, shannon turner wrote:
Hi. I am looking for anyone who can relate to my story. After purchasing a double wide mobile home in 2005 my family started having many unexplained medical problems. First and foremost I started noticing my 3 year old daughter was staying sick with upper respiratory infections leading to pneumonia and even hospitalization.This continued on for a year until a doctor was so concerned with her chronic illness that she was tested for autoimmune disorders. You can only imagine my struggle with my little 3 year old all the sleepless nights praying and wondering what could be wrong with this little angel. In the mean time my son was 8 and he began having severe noose bleeds and sinus infections . So i am now asking myself what is going on? Within this time frame I also started having problems with shortness of breath and upper respiratory infections. I went to the doctor and now I was diagnosed with asthma. I had never had asthma or problems with shortness of breath but now the three of us are dealing with these unexplained illnesses. I questioned the doctors but no one wants to pinpoint our problems to formaldehyde. I am trying to find anyone who can help us.

NOTE: This family's trailer tested in AUgust 2008 at .101 ppm, which is over the EPA limit for even short term exposure. Clearly privately purchased mobile homes can also have high formaldehyde levels. Unfortunately, the government has not yet acted to adopt enforcement, adequate formaldehyde regulations to protect American families.