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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.

Friday, August 6, 2010

FEMA trailers sold without formaldehyde warning

We are seeing news reports across the country regarding former FEMA trailers being sold to unsuspecting buyers without the warning stickers for formaldehyde that were supposed to be prominently displayed. WSB-TV in Atlanta says a couple who bought such a trailer recently was lied to and told it wasn't a FEMA trailer, and wasn't warned about the formaldehyde risk.
See: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/24529466/detail.html.

On the first camping, trip the couple who bought the trailer got sick with headaches and nausea. And no wonder! The trailer tested at .323--more than three times what people should be exposed to for even 15 minutes!

From the new report: Wilson also told Strickland that the government's warning sticker was not on the camper. “And it prompts you to the question, ‘Why are these campers back in circulation?’” she said.

GOOD QUESTION! And so much for The Formaldehyde Council lies that formaldehyde in trailers decreases over time to safe levels.