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, July 1, 2008

FEMA's buyback doesn't help everyone

There is a lot of us out there that don't fit FEMA's buy back. I bought my trailer after they came out with the truth about the formaldehyde but the dealer I bought it from bought a big bunch of them and that put him out of business. Therefore, I have no one to buy mine back and FEMA says, Oh, well, just live in it & die. I am 62 with Diabetes, Strokes and have noticed my eyes are watering and itchy real bad.
Can you help???

Marty: I have been strongly criticized for having links to attorneys on this web page, but what other recourse can I offer people like you? I'd suggest that you consider legal action as FEMA isn't going to buy back your toxic trailer. Ideally, you should find somewhere else to live. If that isn't possible, you should stay out of the trailer as much as possible, and consider keeping the air conditioner as low as you can with a window cracked open for ventilation. Avoid excess humidity from cooking and bathing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently studying different types of air filters, and hopefully a recommendation will be out on that soon.