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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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Toxic trailers headed to Iowa?

FEMA has announced the it is sending mobile homes to the victims of the Iowa flooding. This is after FEMA tested the trailers deliberately trying to get low test numbers by cooling and ventilating the units. Experts say levels can be four to five times higher when you add heat and humidity.

If formaldehyde levels were so high in the trailers tested this past winter (when formaldehyde levels would be lower) that FEMA decided to move everyone out before summer, why are the same stock of trailers now considered okay to send to Iowa?