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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.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chinese consumers avoid formaldehyde

It is interesting in light of the fact that the exceptionally high levels of formaldehyde in Katrina FEMA trailers have been blamed by some on use of high formaldehyde pressed wood products from China. Yet it appears the Chinese are becoming wise to the issue of formaldehyde.


A customer examines samples of various laminate floor products at a shop in Shanghai. As many floor products contain formaldehyde, a chemical that can release a strong and pungent odor and cause skin, eye and respiratory damage, Chinese customers have become very picky when buying them for their homes. Bao Xinguo / for China Daily