About ToxicTrailers.com

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, April 19, 2007

Ask FEMA for replacement

Dear Lisa,

I am a Sierra Club volunteer who has overseen the testing of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers. You have a lot of the symptoms expected with formaldehyde poisoning. Our testing has show a high percentage of the trailers do have toxic levels of formaldehyde. Rashes are quite common in the trailers where the gas is so bad it causes your eyes to burn. FEMA claimed in a letter to Congress recently that it had provided replacement housing for 70 families that reported this as a problem. I would recommend you call the service number for FEMA, tell them you have health problems you suspect could be linked to formaldehyde, and request replacement housing. Let me know what they say!

Becky