Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti s...

Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash

There are 4 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina - an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior American products on the poor.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at LA Daily News.

UR notsosmart

Bangkok, Thailand

#1 Jan 30, 2010
Actually they are too good for Haiti.
Norman Moore

Dubuque, IA

#2 Jan 30, 2010
I am certain that there are thousands of these units located all over that have the same level of formaldehyde. Why would the so called FEMA trailers be manufactured using different materials. Anyplace where there is particle board and plywood there is formaldehyde and if it was bad, which it may well be, then who let it be used so extensively in the first place?

These units could be a Godsend for Haiti because given the level of destruction and the abject poverty it will be years before housing can be provided for the citizens there. if ever it can be.
OldGrowthEucalyp tus

Malibu, CA

#3 Jan 30, 2010
We're gonna send them over for 3 Months, let everyone get settled in, and then take them all back. Just like we did after Katrina. I mean Latrina...
Anamouse

Northridge, CA

#4 Jan 31, 2010
Formaldehyde is in the glue and it disapates as it dries. By now the formaldehyde levels would be so low that they wouldn't be a factor. It's like the new car smell, it just doesn't last that long.

Formaldehyde was used for years before we became aware it was real bad for some people. Millions of kids worked with it in school and few had any problems as a result.

If the people in Haiti have a choice between tents and trailers that once smelled like formaldehyde I'm sure their going to choose the trailers. I would.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bennie Thompson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News More lawmakers endorsing flag change Jun 28 Wisdom 10
News US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed... Jun 25 Bama Yankee 1
News Hundreds gather for BB King funeral Jun 2 Halle Berry Sister 3
News Funeral for B.B. King held in Mississippi Delta... May '15 Oh No You Di-nt 1
News Felon Using Expedited Airport Security Lane Ren... Apr '15 Republican 3
News Dr. Gridlock: TSA's Pre-Check program hits the ... Mar '15 Whip It Out 1
News So far, Scalise silent on requests to explain s... Jan '15 Le Duped 3
More from around the web