|Re: Trailer Park as Community / toxicity issues||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: jehako (jehakomac.com)|
|Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 12:59:41 -0800 (PST)|
Hi- I was present at the Congressional hearing on the post Katrina trailers in MS and LA and I have attended briefings from CDC scientists. The answer to whether the air in a trailer is or can become toxic is nuanced. Any newly constructed dwelling can become toxic if is too tightly sealed, subjected to extreme heat and humidity, improperly ventilated, and the doors and windows are not opened more than a couple of times a day. This is particularly true for a small dwelling. And many of the trailers you heard about were not really dwellings, but travel trailers. If you get a mobile home built to post 1994 HUD standards from a reputable source, ventilate it, and properly maintain it, I think the air inside will be as "safe" as indoor air is expected to be. Not as good as a super green dwelling or most outdoors locations, but good enough. -Jessie Handforth Kome Eastern Village Cohousing Silver Spring. MD "Where the new baby just arrived" Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
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