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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.

Monday, November 3, 2008

GSA selling toxic trailers again...

I am concerned that GSA is resuming the sale of the FEMA trailers high in formaldehyde. GSA says the trailers are not meant to be used for housing, but are there any provisions to prevent dealers or people from purchasing these and re-selling them to unknowing members of the public? I have received calls and e-mails from people all over the country who purchased FEMA trailers from dealers before and then had health problems from the formaldehyde. These folks aren’t able to resell their trailers or get their money back like people who bought their FEAM trailers directly from the government.

What doesn’t GSA just sell these trailers for scrap rather than risking that more people will be exposed to these high levels of formaldehyde?