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, March 15, 2010

Washington Post details latest in sad tale of Katrina trailers

The Washington Post has published a comprehensive article about the latest chapter in the sad tale of the Katrina\Rita FEMA trailers. The government has sold over 100,000 of these formaldehyde and mold laden trailers for pennies on the dollar to middlemen who plan to profit ten fold off their investment by reselling them. The sellers of these trailers are supposed to put a sticker on the trailers saying they shouldn't be used for housing--like that will actually protect anyone!
"What if Toyota ordered a recall, then simply put a sticker on its vehicles saying they were unfit to drive before reselling them?" said Becky Gillette, a spokeswoman for the Sierra Club in Mississippi, which helped uncover the formaldehyde problem. "There's a double standard for the government."