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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.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

mobile home cause of lung problems?

Reading up on the trailer testing for formaldehyde, my aunt has lived in a mobile home for many years and has terrible lung problems ..and gets rushed to hospital on a regular basis. Is there anyone or any way to get testing done on their home? I would hate to see that be what caused her all these problems but I tend to think now that it has. Please email me back if possible.


Dear Joe: The problems with formaldehyde have existed for years, and while they may have been worse in FEMA mobile homes and travel trailers due to rushed construction, there are no regulations in the U.S. for indoor air levels of formaldehyde. OFten people in mobile homes and travel trailers got sick without knowing why. Send me your address and I will mail you a free test kit or you can order one yourself. Kits to test trailers for formaldehyde can be purchased from Advanced Chemical Sensors, 561-338-3116. Cost: $39/kit (www.acsbadge.com).