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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, November 22, 2010

Formaldehyde from furniture as big a problem as homes

My testing has shown formaldehyde can be a problem in tightly sealed "green" homes.  Well, we are now finding that furniture is as much of a problem as the homes themselves. We have a half dozen families that have experienced illness from formaldehyde exposures.  In most cases, the primary source was furniture.

Linda Kincaid, MPH
Industrial Hygiene Services
20255 Glasgow Drive
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 998-4642