Keystone Edge Report

July 22, 2011 by jdebner 

When the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July, 2008, that trailers used as temporary shelter for displaced hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi contained elevated formaldehyde levels, it was recommended the residents were immediately relocated. Seems awful enough on its own, but even worse, most trailers used in this manner are typically dumped in a landfill after they’re no longer needed, multiplying the negative environmental impact of the harmful chemicals and pollutants they emit. It’s not surprising that these kind of trailers are known as “toxic boxes.”

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