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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 25, 2012

High formaldehyde confirmed in new mobile home

Test results from the woman below who wrote about the new 2011 Southern Energy home have come back showing high formaldehyde levels. The trailer tested a .093 ppm. That is extremely close to the .1 ppm level that the EPA and American Lung Assn. recommend as the maximum that someone should be exposed to, and twice the .04 ppm level that the Agency for Toxic SUbstance and Disease Registry has recommended for one to 14 days exposure. This is the type of formaldehyde level that made so many people sick when they got FEMA trailers after Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

It is time to start a national campaign to require formaldehyde testing of every new home in the U.S.! Particularly manufacturers of modular or manufactured housing start need to disclosing more than just the current warning about containing formaldehyde. Millions of American, particularly low income Americans, are being poisoned as they have been poisoned for decades in these homes with high formaldehyde. THERE ARE BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO FORMALDEHYDE BASED GLUES IN COMPOSITE WOOD PRODUCTS!! It is past time for the industry to adopt them.