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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:34 PM
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Formaldehyde in FEMA trailers?
http://risingfromruin.msnbc.com/2006/08/fema_flipflop_o...

Can't seem to copy any excerpts. Maybe too many Crown Royals? :shrug:
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lindisfarne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:11 PM
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1. If you buy carpeting or anything made of particle board, you're likel;y
to be exposed to formaldehyde. That's just the tip of the iceberg of toxic fumes you're going to be exposed to. Synthetic carpets can off-gas for years.

I just don't understand why people are surprised that there's formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, given the above.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:36 PM
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2. plywood & carpet..and closed up ..ICK
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:06 AM
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3. All mobile homes have formaldehyde in them
Not just FEMA trailers.
That is why they are locked up and treated for a period of time after they are manufactured to help get rid of the fumes.
This has always been the way it is and many families are happy and comfortable in their homes.
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:12 AM
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4. I'd be in dire condition in one, then...
I have a raging allergy to not just formaldehyde (which is also used as a filler in fabric, or at least used to be), but any maldehyde. Also printer toner (for laser printers) and Prell hand disinfectant.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:16 AM
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5. You wouldn't be a good candidate to live in one
I wouldn't want to live in one either because of chronic lung disease.
However, given the choice of living in my car or in a tent, I'd probably choose living in one of these homes. :shrug:
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