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, October 18, 2007

URGENT!! Document problems with FEMA trailers

Folks: If you have lived or are living in a FEMA trailer that has made you and your family sick, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you document your health problems and send that information to FEMA. If there is a settlement from the government regarding its negligence in poisoning people with emergency housing, in order to receive a settlement you must have your problems documented.

Keep copies of your medical bills, and contact FEMA to make sure they have your complaints on file. FEMA "lost" a lot of the earlier complaints so if you have previously filed complaints or asked for re-location, call to make sure they have record of it. Early on FEMA kept denying it had received more than a few complaints when we knew hundreds of people were sick. It was common knowledge along the Gulf Coast about the formaldehyde problems long before FEMA admitted it.

If you are fortunate, after leaving the toxic trailers your health will improve. But many people continue to have lingering problems. Make sure this is documented so if there is a settlement, you will be part of it.

Becky Gillette, bgillette4@cox.net