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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
FEMA could buy safe trailers
All FEMA has to do is order to provide trailers to victims of Hurricane Ike is order trailers with Marine Grade Sealed Plywood, demand linoleum instead of carpet, and insist on adhesives without urea-formaldehyde resins and they would have safe trailers. All it takes is conscious manufacturing processes.