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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.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

respirators for oil field workers in FEMA trailers?

Great blog from another list:

Subject: Re: [Flood Relief Aid List] Impact Unclear of NIOSH/OSHA Respirator Recommend...

"Impact Unclear of NIOSH/OSHA Respirator Recommendations for Gulf Clean-up Workers"

Question: Do the Respirator Recommendations for the Gulf Clean-up Workers include wearing them in the formaldehyde Katrina trailers that have been brought back for the workers to live in?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/us/01trailers.html?_r=1

I am just waiting for a forthcoming plan to put that discarded, toxic Chinese drywall on the beaches to soak up the oil!

Sharon Kramer