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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.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Turbo/Maxx Fan Ventilator touted as best remedy?

Maxxair says that “After thorough testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MaxxAir Vent Corporation's Turbo/Maxx Fan Ventilator was found to be "the single, most effective unit evaluated" in reducing formaldehyde concentration. Decreasing formaldehyde gases in FEMA trailers approximately 79 percent, it outperformed all other tested devices. The CDC's full report can be found at www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehhe/trailerstudy/assessment.htm. For more information, call 800.780.9893, e-mail CustService@maxxair.com or visit www.maxxair.com.

Here are three responses to this news from people who have experience with toxic trailers:

*I was told by Keystone MFG. Company to use the Fan-astic Vent in my unit to help exchange the air. I also have a letter from mechanical engineer that the fan will exchange the air so fast that the heating and cooling can not keep up.

*This is basically, dilution is the solution. Pull fresh air in and out goes the A/C—Heat and the formaldehyde(HCHO). What a bunch of bull. The folks from FEMA need to be fired and then some.

*Most trailers do not come with the MaxxAir Vent Corporation's Turbo/Maxx Fan Ventilator and they are very high priced to get a good one. Putting that much money into a toxic trailer that needs to be destroyed is crazy.
We tried this fan, but the amount of water it made inside did not work. We had the air conditioner on high, windows open, double fan in the high bunk area blowing out, and air purifiers running. Bad thing is this made water form condensation on the air conditioner and the air condition vents, and kind of made it like rain under those areas of the camper inside. On top of that, the wiring and the 12-volt system in these trailers is not quite heavy enough to handle the load or the voltage they need.
Bill Lynch, unproud owner of a Forest River toxiccamper