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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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Toxic Trailers on Dan Rather Reports!

There was an excellent Dan Rather Reports special on formaldehyde in FEMA trailers last night.

http://www.hd.net/danrather.html

Here is the viewing schedule:

Date Time Description Wed., May. 2nd 7:00 PM ET Toxic Trailers - Some of the thousands of people along the Gulf Coast still living in travel trailers say formaldehyde used to build the campers is making them sick.
Toxic Trailers Sun., May. 6th 7:00 PM ET Toxic Trailers

A second episode on this subject will air Tue., May. 8th 8:00 PM ET

The show was very hard hitting, and Rather ended it with the questions about FEMA and their lack of response. You can almost smell the corruption through the TV set, a lot like the formaldehyde that is permeating the land.

Also very significant is that we had the first airing of a news program that reveals this isn’t just a problem with FEMA trailers. Go to http://www.wlox.com/, and click on A.J. Giardina reports on formaldehyde found in couple’s RV. This is the story of Marvin Motes who purchased an RV a year ago that tested more than four times over the limit for formaldehyde. He has been unable to get the dealership (which hung up on the reporter) or the manufacturer to do anything about it. The story quotes another RV dealer as saying this is a common problem in the industry and something they are working on.