I am not sure if your question is serious or not, but I'll respond in case
you are serious.
The FEMA thing has to do with elevated formaldehyde levels. If you're
concerned, you might look into having the levels tested, if that is even
Or sleep with the windows open.
the cabinets and simulated wood paneling. Any home (traditional or
manufactured) could have this same problem if they used the same low
The other point I think is the amount of time exposure, if you live
months on end in your RV, and your walls are covered in the cheap
simulated wood products, then yes, it might be a problem for you. But
normally RVs are considered to be for temporary recreational use, and the
makers might feel OK with a higher toxic gas levels to save cost. (not
price to buyer, cost and profits to maker.)
The TV reporter interviewed an RV dealer. The dealer said that all RVs have
formaldehyde in their materials. But, if they are thoroughly aired out before
they are used they will be ok. He said the biggest problem with the FEMA
trailers was that they were stored for a long time without being aired out,
so they developed high levels of formaldehyde. The dealer said that he always
aired his RVs out before selling them.
It is mostly in the particle board they use and that may take 6 months
to outgas most of the formaldehyde based on my experience with a room
I built. I used particle board on the floor over a sheet of plywood.
It wasn't really odor free for almost a year (windows open the whole
time). I would never use that crap again.
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