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.

Monday, October 8, 2007

time to demand safe campers!

Please let everyone know that the formaldehyde problem is not limited to just FEMA trailers. We bought a brand new 2006 40’ coach for our retirement. Although it was brand new we later found out it was built in late 2004 or early 2005. Therefore the dealer had it for well over a year before we purchased it in August of 2006. It did not “air out” in all that time and as a result we are both now suffering with pulmonary problems. I have read many articles from other individuals experiencing the same symptoms and are stuck with coaches, fifth wheelers and travel trailers that are affecting their health and they cannot use.

If anyone else has suffered burning eyes or throat, skin rash or breathing problems please tell them to send an email to rv-formaldehyde@comcast.net. They will forward all emails to a law firm that is doing a study for a class action suit. The RVIA has their powerful attorneys that may have been able to keep all this quiet. But it is time for the consumer to demand a safe standard of construction for a product that does not make them sick.

Rhonda Leonard