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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, April 18, 2012

Settlement for some FEMA formaldehyde cases

The AP reports today that some of the manufacturers of the FEMA recreational vehicles trailers that poisoned residents with high levels of formaldehyde have agreed to a $14.8 million settlement. The settlement doesn't admit wrongdoing. The lawyers get half the cash. This isn't likely to go far to pay the health care costs of the residents, or in any way truly compensate people for being placed in housing that made them sick while they were trying to recover from Katrina and Rita. I'm thinking today of the many, many families whose health was robbed from them, families that lost mothers, fathers, grandparent and newborns. Families that rushed infants to the emergency room on an all-to-regular basis. And I'm thinking of the email yesterday from an elderly couple with multiple health problems who are still living in a FEMA trailer because they have no where else to go. They weren't part of the lawsuit, and so are left with no way to recover their health or health care costs.

From the Syries: We weren't part of the lawsuit... Not even contacted and our Health is getting worse and worse!!!!!!!! Pls see what you can do for us.