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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
skin problems from formaldehyde?
Have others who have lived in travel trailers have a psoriasis-like eruptions on their skin? When I was in the FEMA travel trailer I had something like that and some type skin growths. I witnessed one lady in a FEMA travel trailer where I lived who had terrible crusty things all over her. I recently met a man here who started living in an older camper (Fleetwood) and he thinks these things on his arms and hands may have started since he's in this trailer. I would be interested to know how many others have had something like this. Jerrye