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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I have a Hy-Line trailer purchased in 2005 that has a terrible smell to it. Advanced Chemicals ran a vapor analysis and the results were 0.097 ppm for formaldehyde. We've contacted an attorney, so we'll see what happens. What I'd like to know is do you have any other documentation from other people who own Hy-line trailers? That may be helpful to us.