Friday, January 15, 2010
FEMA|GSA are now auctioning off 100,000 FEMA trailers in large lots for an average of $100 for units the government paid tens of thousands for. Many of these trailers tested high in formaldehyde, and FEMA is putting a sticker on the trailers saying they shouldn’t be used for housing. But guess what? Unscrupulous middle men are going to pick up these trailers for a song, remove the stickers (just like mobile home dealers have routinely for years removed the HUD formaldehyde warning stickers) and then they will sell these mobile homes and travel trailers at a huge profit.
It is one thing for people to choose to live in these if they are informed of the hazards and take steps to minimize them. It is another for them to go into debt to buy housing without knowing it could make them sick. A number of people have already unknowingly purchased FEMA trailers from dealers. When they have gotten sick or found they couldn’t stay in them because of the stink from formaldehyde, they can’t get their money back.
Once again FEMA has betrayed the taxpayers and the people who will end up living in these trailers.
ToxicTrailers.com is dedicated to providing information about formaldehyde poisoning, and advocating effective government regulations to regulate this carcinogen.
The government spent more than $2 billion on FEMA trailers that were found to have hazardous levels of formaldehyde. The FEMA trailer tragedy exposed what is a widespread problem in RVs, mobile homes, modular buildings and even conventional homes and offices. If you are having symptoms such as 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.
To make a complaint about formaldehyde in manufactured housing: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/ramh/mhs/mhssaa.cfm
See also –
Idiots in Louisiana Auctioning (Livingston-based Henderson Auctions) 400 FEMA Trailers bought from the U.S. General Services Administration & The Advocate – WBRZ News 2 is there & mentions absolutely nothing of the controversy (katrina) & health risks!!!
Information on Riverstone Residential knowingly exposing tenants to extreme amounts of mold toxins at Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A letter to the NAA regarding an email they deleted without reading – please retract your amicus in the Abad case in Arizona – it is fraud by a political action committee, the National Apartment Association, that is furthering another fraud by another political action committee, the US Chamber of Commerce
Political Action Committee – NAA – files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer