By Carolyn Cerda
“One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain.”
300 FEMA trailers now fill the old …… in …….. Anxious bargainers are previewing what could be their new camper, if they have the right price. The trailers will be auctioned off this ……..
Mike Cagley with Henderson Auctions says the company cleans and tests every trailer before they’re sold. He says the formaldehyde levels are well below federal housing guidelines.
“We try to make sure that they’re safe, you know, we’re concerned about everybody’s health and our liability,” said Cagley.
Shoppers believe they are safe. Those we spoke with said they’re not concerned at all about the possible health risks that come with the FEMA trailers. Most say, they’re not going to live in them, only use them occassionally.
And, Cagley says that’s exactly how they should be used.
“They’re not to be used for permanent housing, which is not what we’re selling them for… we’re selling them for recreational use.”
Cagley says the trailers at past auctions have sold anywhere from $1,200 to $12,000. Bargain hunters say that’s a small price to pay for what they believe is a small risk.
A Houma resident who traveled to …… for the auction said, “I can live in formaldehyde for 3 or 4 days it ain’t going to kill me.”
I will not post the information on auction times, location, and insanity. Link is below. katy
Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (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
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in