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.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
It has been five years since Congress passed a law to require EPA to better regulate formaldehyde in wood products. And now the final rule has finally been released. http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=945da756-d4a2-42c6-90a6-18ef7347f222 EPA Issues Final Rule to Protect the Public from Exposure to Formaldehyde Blog Furniture Law Blog Today the EPA issued its final rule related to formaldehyde emissions standards. This rule will affect manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers of furniture manufactured with composite woods (hardwood plywood made with a veneer or composite core, medium-density fiberboard, and/or particleboard). A copy of the final rule can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-07/documents/formaldehyde_frn_final-prepub_07.26.2016_0.pdf