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.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vitter on the defensive for '10

The News Star reports today that Sen. David Vitter from LA lied about his opponent's vote on health care and has misrepresented the climate change legislation...see link to new story on the lower right. Here is an excerpt from the story re the Formaldehyde Senator blocking a key EPA appointment:

"It turns out that the EPA has signaled plans to assess formaldehyde's health effects and its concomitant usage in building materials and household products because studies have found a link between formaldehyde and cancer. An EPA under Anastas would likely restrict the use of formaldehyde in building materials, like the FEMA mobile homes that sickened thousands of Katrina evacuees.

"It turns out that Vitter has received $9,000 from Dow Chemical's PAC, $5,000 from Monsanto's PAC, $5,000 from ExxonMobil's PAC, and $2,500 from the American Forest and Paper Association PAC. The American Forest and Paper Association is a member of the Formaldehyde Council; the other companies are known producers of formaldehyde. Money talks, cancer victims don't."

Friday, November 13, 2009

Porn Star running against Formaldehyde Senator David Vitter

Porn star Stormy Daniels, who is running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana against incumbent Republican David Vitter, said in an interview with Marie Claire that she would provide a contrast to the hypocrisy of the incumbent, a family-values politician who was implicated in a prostitution scandal. See link under news for the story. Also Mother Jones has published a new article titled, David Vitter, R-Formaldehyde.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Toxic Chinese drywall homes have formaldehyde problems, too

(Note: This is in response to a news report showing there are high formaldehyde levels without the ac on in homes finished with toxic Chinese drywall. CDC says the formaldehyde isn't coming from the drywall.)

What I find very interesting is the volume of toxic products coming from China into the United States. During the Cold-War the United States was very worried about subversive attacks on the United States that targeted the general population.

I keep seeing story after story of toxic Chinese products making American citizens sick, decreasing productivity while increasing the cost of care. If we were still holding onto the Cold-War mentality people would being screaming about these events as attacks on US sovereignty.

It might sound a little out there, but the United States has been using subversive tactics for as long as we have been in existence, against the American Indians with Small Pox blankets, in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation, in Iran when they were at war with Iraq, in the Soviet Union, in Central America, in Laos, Cambodia, and the list goes on and on.

I know this seems a little far fetched but we are not talking about isolated incidents, lead in toys, formaldehyde in furniture, sulfur in drywall, melamine in milk, etc, etc, etc.

I'm just wondering when the United States government will say enough is enough??

Paul Stewart