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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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

TX officials want toxic trailers for Hurricane Ike victims

Some elected leaders in Texas want FEMA trailer trailers even if they are high in formaldehyde. See link to an article about this under the news links on the lower right of this page.
The story says: Some local elected officials are downright furious with FEMA because FEMA will not put travel trailers on the property of homeowners who can’t live in their houses because of damage from Hurricane Ike.
The inability to get temporary housing back into cities in Orange County has caused great hardships for the families and headaches for local employers and city officials who are worried that their workforce will never return home from cities where they have relocated. The longer people are forced to stay away, the less likely they are to return.
…FEMA’s failure to plan for and provide full size FEMA trailers, which are far safer than the formaldehyde-laced travel trailers, is inexcusable. Local and state officials are betting that toxic trailers can be safely used as a short term solution while FEMA acquires and sets up safer trailers.
History has shown betting on quick FEMA action is not a safe bet when the health of families is concerned.