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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.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

baking off should only be done by professionals

Marvin Motes again tried the baking off procedure to reduce the formaldehyde in his camper. This time he heated the camper and used continual ventilation for several days. It didn’t work. He didn’t even need to do another test as he walked in the camper and immediately felt the impact of the formaldehyde. We have been hearing a lot of people are trying to fix this problem with the baking off but it doesn’t appear to work. There must just be too much formaldehyde to deal with. One person told me, I think when they were supposed to use a teaspoon of formaldehyde they used a gallon. Becky

Ms. Becky,

The "bake out" process is the most effective way to rid a home of any sort of VOC's.... however it is NOT a process that an untrained lay-person can effectively administer!

Bobby (professional RV dealer)