Re: Panama Cohousing Village Announcement
From: Cindy T (
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:27:47 -0700 (PDT)
I was thinking this too as I read the thread.  Manufactured home are 
notoriously high in formaldehyde, so choose very, very carefully.  Green can 
often mean energy efficient, NOT toxin free.

Cindy T

> Just one comment:
> I don't think all health issues connected to living in manufactured homes 
> ended in 1976.  There was an uproar about toxicity of trailers after some 
> were provided to victims of flooding in New Orleans, and when I was doing a 
> lot of research in issue of building materials and toxicity (late 90's) there 
> was lots of discouraging information about manufactured homes.
> I'm pleased to hear that green options are available now, but I would still 
> suggest looking carefully into what one considers buying (same with all 
> housing, actually.)
> Racheli.
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