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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Read this article if you want to know why Americans aren't being protected from excess levels of formaldehyde, and from hundreds of other toxic chemicals. http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/01/23/16641/obamas-epa-breaks-pledge-divorce-politics-science-toxic-chemicals
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Excellent expose about formaldehyde in flooring on 60 Minutes...too bad it is unlikely to change anything regarding the lack of enforcement of CARB formaldehyde standards, the cheating, the lying and the poisoning of people and pets. Please go to this link. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lumber-liquidators-linked-to-health-and-safety-violations/ Another good story on this. Too bad stock prices are only down 25 percent. Please go to this link. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lumber-liquidators-linked-to-health-and-safety-violations/
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Breast Cancer Action coined the term pinkwashing as part of their Think Before You Pink® campaign to describe a company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but also produces, manufactures and/or sells products linked to the disease including formaldehyde. Over 700 chemicals are commonly used in the process of drilling and fracking for oil and gas. At least 25% of these chemicals increase our risk of cancer. - See more at: http://www.bcaction.org/2014/10/08/susan-g-komen-partners-with-global-fracking-corporation-to-launch-benzene-and-formaldehyde-for-the-cure/