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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FEMA trailers still being sold?

I have not been exposed to formaldehyde from FEMA trailers, but I do want you to know what I was told by an employee who works at the Illinois state and federal surplus warehouse facility in Springfield, Illinois (924 S. 10 1/2 St. 217-785-6903). While visiting there approximately 3 weeks ago, I was told that some of the items in the federal side of the operation were new, untouched overstocks from FEMA / Katrina, including, but not limited to thousands of plastic bottles of "expired" drinking water and FEMA trailers, for sale for only $3,000 each. I have no evidence of formaldehyde in those trailers, and in fact did not ask to see the trailers. My point... The feds may be selling more toxic trailers quietly throughout the U.S. at such facilities, off the radar.

I hope you find this of interest.

Michael