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Date:9/13/2007

their environment and handle the stress of their difficult lives. As many of these trailers and living conditions are not equipped for hot food preparation, home cooked meals for most of these children are non-existent. For many children, malnourishment is a serious problem.

"Vitamin Relief USA is spearheading this free vitamin program to provide these children with the nutritional support they need. The fallout from malnutrition is not only evident in the daily life of a malnourished child, it also negatively impacts their entire family. Malnourished children feel sick, anxious, tired, and unmotivated. These parents are already dealing with so much. Helping improve their children's health relieves some of the parents' stress so they can focus on the daunting tasks before them," says Vitamin Relief USA's Executive Director Michael Morton.

Recent reports have surfaced in the press saying that many of the FEMA trailers are contaminated with toxicity levels far higher then healthy bodies can handle, let alone malnourished systems, as is the case for many of the trailer's inhabitants. The toxic element reportedly found in the trailers is Formaldehyde, a common wood preservative used in the trailers' building materials. According to reports, Formaldehyde gas is emitting from the walls of some of the FEMA trailers and families are unknowingly inhaling the toxic fumes. Currently the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention are conducting a study on this issue at the request of FEMA. However, The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that exposure to low levels of Formaldehyde can cause a number of health problems including eye and throat irritation, fatigue, and nausea, but higher levels, such as the ones found in the trailers, can lead to difficulty breathing, attacks in people with asthma, and has caused cancer in animals and may cause cancer in humans.(1) For people with decreased immune systems due to already unhealthy conditions, this exposur
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