About ToxicTrailers.com

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, March 19, 2012

Columbia's PureBond panels a major breakthrough in formaldehyde-free building products

Safer Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is available that is made with a soy alternative to formaldehyde binders, and it doesn't even cost more! We need to get the word out about this healthier alternative!! People don't have to choose between their health and cost.

Columbia Forest Products Introduces PureBond® Classic Core® Panels

Greensboro, N.C. (PRWEB) March 16, 2012

Columbia Forest Products, America’s largest maker of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products, introduces PureBond® Classic Core® panels. These panels are manufactured using voidless engineered MDF crossbands in combination with a veneer inner ply construction for superior product integrity, performance and beauty.
The ingenious design of PureBond Classic Core panels deliver a smooth, void-free surface quality that is comparable to composite core substrates, while also providing the lighter weight and increased strength of veneer core.
Since PureBond Classic Core panels are manufactured using no added urea formaldehyde, they are CARB Phase 2-compliant and also may contribute to LEED® IEQ 4.4 credits.
PureBond Classic Core panels are ideal for all applications such as furniture, cabinetry and fixtures, and enable fabricators to offer finished goods that are highly distinctive in design and quality. According to Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia Forest Products’ director of marketing, because the PureBond Classic Core panels are now a standard product offering at Columbia's Oregon plant, there are no special ordering requirements, no extended lead times for delivery and – best of all – no pricing upcharge. “It’s our goal to make these products easily available to all fabricators, and at a price that allows them to utilize the highest quality materials at a very competitive price,” he said.

The PureBond Classic Core product announcement is part of Columbia Forest Products’ continuing commitment to introduce quality building products that also promote healthy indoor air quality. The company’s proprietary PureBond technology represents a major breakthrough in formaldehyde-free building products.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Family sick in former FEMA trailer

WE HAVE BEEN LIVING IN A CHAMPION MOBILE HOME FOR 6 MONTHS. I HAVE A TWO YEAR OLD THAT IS CONSTANTLY GROGGY AND SICK WITH NOTHING BUT SINUS ISSUES WHO PRIOR TO LIVING THERE HAD NO ALLERGIES. I MYSELF AND MY FIANCE, A DISABLED VETERAN, ARE ALSO SICK. I TRIED DEALING WITH MANAGEMENT BECAUSE THEY ALSO FORGOT TO DISCLOSE THE HEALTH HAZARD WARNING. IT WAS FOUND HIDDEN AMONGST PAPERS AND FEMA CLEARLY STATES TO KEEP ALL PARTIES INVOLVED INFORMED AND IF I HAD KNOWN, I WOULD HAVE NEVER RENTED. THE COMPANY WILL NOT WORK WITH US AND WE ARE STUCK PLEASE HELP.


Unfortunately, FEMA only said that former FEMA trailer trailers shouldn't be used for long-term occupancy. Even though FEMA mobile homes also tested high in formaldehyde, FEMA dumped them on the market to let them poison families like your's. However, you should seek legal advice about getting out of the lease as in most states, being able to show that the home you have leased is hazardous to your health is grounds for breaking a lease. There are non profit legal aid offices in most states.