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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, September 26, 2007

RV industry denies problem

As would be expected in an industry publication, the RV industry is denying there is any problem with high formaldehyde levels in trailers.

Here is an excerpt from RV Trade Digest (a link to the article is listed under Toxic Trailer News):

"For the most part, the formaldehyde issue is yet the latest hit job by what Rush Limbaugh calls the drive-by media – reporters acting like gang members who spray bullets into a crowd causing mass panic and hysteria only to calmly drive away unscathed and unnoticed as the gangsters look for their next victims."

This reporter ought to be required to spend just one weekend in a camper like Marvin Motes that has tested at over .3 ppm. You literally can't stay in one of these campers 15 minutes without it becoming immediately apparent you are being poisoned. We have gotten calls and email from people all over the country who have suffered from formaldehyde poisoning for a product they paid good money for. Yet instead of fixing the problem, the RV industry just continues to ignore it.