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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

photocatalytic oxidation air filters

Note from webpage editor: While www.toxictrailers.com does not endorse any filters or remediation technology until the CDC makes its recommendations from current testing to remove formaldehyde from trailers, many people have written to this site asking for what they can do about their high formaldehyde levels. Some say they have been helped by this product. See below email from Jim Baxter.
While looking for a way to help remove formaldehyde from trailers, I quickly discovered that photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) offered so much more to so many more. Families with respiratory challenges told me they slept better, coughed less, or stopped having to take a child to the Emergency Room in the middle of the night. Given the nature of the RV manufacturing industry, formaldehyde will not be removed voluntarily; however, by alleviating some of the other respiratory challenges we can improve the quality of life.

The Centers for Disease Control confirms that PCO is the only technology that removes most of these dangerous toxins from indoor air. PCO is generally difficult to sustain – typically it may work for a month or two and then stop working. This sustainability is the key differentiator with our product. We have a carbon prefilter and a true HEPA filter like many others and they are very helpful. The addition of a PCO chamber that lasts is the patented difference.

Right now there are more than 27 million people suffering with asthma, and over 1/3 are children. Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (emphysema) affects 24 million people. Countless millions suffer with chronic bronchitis, influenza, viral infections, pneumonia, bacterial pathogens and millions more have allergies to animals, dust, pollen spores and common household chemicals. Living in a trailer, the complications of these diseases can easily multiply into full distress or worse.

You can see some of our users describe their situations at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IVx3H8lZk0&feature=channel_page
Jim Baxter, Baxter.J@comcast.net, 574-360-8682