Dealing With Formaldehyde, or, So You Got Stuck With A Toxic Trailer

Today I heard about the current plan for those FEMA trailers.  Originally intended to poison Katrina refugees, attempts have been made to repurpose them.  Native Americans, Haitians, there are probably others. Brown unfortunate people possibly ignorant of the evil that came with these shoddily constructed officially uninhabitable toxic pieces of sh*t, at no extra (immediate) cost: Formaldehyde

I reacted with that too-familiar profile of disgust, surprise, surprise at my surprise (and a bit of feeling stupid, or is it gullible) - perhaps you've felt it also, perhaps, like me, way too often in recent years. That sinking "of-course-it's-because-they're-evil-motherf*cking-assholes" initial reaction. I found out that the infamous Formaldehyde FEMA Trailers are now being auctioned off, to the general public, for pennies on the dollar, with nought but a (no doubt easily removable) sticker of a fig leaf between their seeming promise of inexpensive shelter and severe damage to the health of their unlucky future occupants.  

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To All Dealing With a Katrina Style Trailer Situation:


Method of neutralizing hazardous products (United States Patent 5108621)

Treating formaldehyde or formaldehyde containing solutions which are used for tissue fixation, for providing biological sample preservatives and the like to permit a readily available disposal of formaldehyde by dumping or for external treatment without harming the environment. Formaldehyde or solutions thereof are contacted with a composition containing urea, phosphoric acid or ammonium chloride and water, they are allowed to be neutralized by the composition and the reaction product can readily be disposed.


Air Purifiers for Formaldehyde Removal (expensive but explains why)

Residential air cleaner VOC removing performance over long periods of time is problematic... In my opinion, formaldehyde is dangerous at levels which may not provoke "allergy" symptoms. Individuals chronically exposed to aldehydes may loose the ability to smell them. If our only method of timing the replacement of costly gas-phase filters is the return of odors or symptoms, we haven't really eliminated enough of the formaldehyde.

So purifiers that actually remove airborne formaldehyde are going to be expensive, and must run continuously on high fan speeds. To be effective, filter media should be replaced much more frequently than manufacturer recommended intervals.

possible remedy to remove formaldehyde?  (UNREVIEWED)


If anyone tries this and it works, please let me know. (me too - ed.) We know that houseplants can remove formaldehyde from the indoor air but some tests we have done show they aren't enough to reduce the formaldehyde to safe levels.

ServiceAccess may be reached at or 866-981-8201. We provide a service to rid trailers of formaldehyde through licensed and insured applicators. The service requires access for twenty four hours as the trailer must be vacant with air circulation. We aerate the trailer upon completion of the treatment and test for formaldehyde prior to clearing for occupancy. Cost is dependent on size of trailer. Some absorbant materials must be removed prior to treatment.

Neutralization of Formaldehyde Gas by Ammonium Bicarbonate and Ammonium Carbonate

Formaldehyde gas, generated by the depolymerization of paraformaldehyde and in the presence of water vapor, has been traditionally used for biological decontamination of equipment and spaces utilized for research with a susceptible biological agent. This gas has often been neutralized with ammonia gas, generated by the thermal decomposition of ammonium bicarbonate or ammonium carbonate. An elementary theoretical analysis indicates that for total neutralization the proper weight ratio of commercial ammonium bicarbonate to paraformaldehyde is 1.58, while that for ammonium carbonate to paraformaldehyde is 1.00 to 1.13. These values are supported by experimentation. The ratio for ammonium bicarbonate in particular is 44% greater than that advised in existing literature....

Formulation for neutralization of formaldehyde and method of using and disposing of the same 

1. A method of neutralizing a solution comprising formaldehyde, the method comprising contacting the solution with a treatment composition comprising polyethylenimine, urea, and an acid, wherein the treatment composition substantially excludes formaldehyde.

Safe Room - General Instructions

To neutralize formaldehyde in new cotton, add milk (1 cup) to the wash and soak for an hour. 

Proposed Wheat Paste Method (UNTESTED)

To these I would add one more, still entirely theoretical but one I'd try.  I include it because I think its a good idea and I am known for coming up with good ideas that test out -  NOT because I am a hypocrite.  So REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF and keep in mind that THIS IS UNTESTED.

Here goes:  Mix about a tenth of a part ferric oxide (that's rust), finely powdered, with water; coat walls; let dry.  Mix urea (pellets, nearly odorless, used to dye cloth) with water and make a strong solution; coat walls; wait until dry.  Make a thick batch of wheat paste.  Coat walls and let dry  -  or think of what color, texture, etc. would complement your décor and use the wheat paste to the end for which it was originally intended: to put up wallpaper.

How to Make Wheat Paste:

How to Hang Wallpaper:

wow! i made an html table with videos!

Note: certain infamous insects love wallpaper.  If your home is a target for these nasty invasive evil m*therfuckers, do not try this method, or at the very least add boric acid to the wheat paste, OR IT MAY ATTRACT THEM.  As a matter of fact, DO NOT USE THIS METHOD AS A SOLUTION UNLESS YOU  HAVE TESTED IT FIRST AND HAD THE RESULTS EVALUATED SCIENTIFICALLY

Testing for Formaldehyde (pdf) (html)

Use a formaldehyde testing kit, an airtight box, and a portion of the paneling (or whatever is outgassing formaldehyde) big enough but not too big - I would guess as big as your hand.  Put it in the box.  Leave it somewhere rather warm for a day.  Test the air  with a testing kit,  so that your result is accurate.  If your results are negative or negligible, retest, make it warmer, check your seals, use a different test method, use a bigger piece, or as a last resort coat the piece --

–––––WARNING! DO THIS CAREFULLY!! VERY Carefully!! wear a respirator (not just one of those flimsy masks), eye protection like goggles (not glasses) and gloves, long pants or overalls, closed top shoes, and a long sleeved shirt!!) –––––

-- coat the offensive outgasser with actual formaldehyde (just a drop or two) and then enclose it as above.  Now test that sucker, I bet you can measure it.  Good.  Now carry out all of the steps I proposed above, exactly, to that piece (FOLLOW THE WARNING, DO NOT CHEAT OR IT WILL HAUNT YOU.  THAT MEANS DO NOT CHEAT ON TIME EITHER, WAIT UNTIL EACH STEP DRIES COMPLETELY.) 


NOW take the piece and put it back in the airtight testing box and measure it with the testing kit again (an unused strip or swab or whatever, of course).  Apologies if you are going 'duh,' and if not, let me refrain from saying 'sheesh' and ask you in my nicest most convincing voice to get someone to help, please, this is way too important.  Formaldehyde is seriously poisonous  DO NOT GET ANY ON YOU.  DO NOT BREATHE ANY.  DO NOT HAVE ANY ANYWHERE NEAR FOOD OR SMOKES.  If the levels are not within acceptable amounts (which to me would be NONE) Ddo not continue; email me with your results if you remember.  Sorry!  This was an untested theory:  Method of Science.  Aim is Success.  

I will update this if/when I have more info, test out the experiment, etc.

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UPDATE:  My beloved has a better idea, (albeit still theoretical).  "Rip the paneling out.  Rip out all the wood or pressboard, rip out anything else outgassing, and replace it.  It would be less work." I would second that; he has an excellent record of success when it comes to hands-on construction, and, may I add, although a man of few words and certainly no wreck, is certainly one hell of an Engineer.

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H1N1 Manufactured At Ft. Dietrich, and other oddities.

"The first time you see someone wearing a face-mask, wear one."

The above is a bit of advice I offered freely and
ex tempore last year at the height (in my internet-enhanced newsconscious and thus perhaps fevered comprehension) of the Ukrainian Flu Scare (or should I say, after Ukrainian fashion, Californian Flu Scare). The only thing I would add to it now (since I am with Recombinomics – this black-lung-flu-thing is far from over) is: "A mask and gloves and eye protection" (the virus favors the eyes for an entry point, according to one Ukrainian Doctor who sounded knowledgable) "...and remember if you touch the mask when you take it off you might as well not have worn it."

Well,there was someone wearing a mask on Bart yesterday.

I hadn't been keeping up with H1N1 for a couple months. Call it denial,or maybe commonsense, if you think it was all a hoax. I think that's partially true but the black-lung mutation, or variant, which is so much like the 1918 flu, is no joke. (Go ahead, google it, I'll wait). (Hold on - if you want to actually read the articles, look at these first - they're handpicked, repost, and migrating them here is on my to-do list. That I keep in my head).

I translate some Ukrainian. I translate some Chinese. Then I found this - a radio interview with Dr. True Ott, of Joseph Moshe fame. I transcribed a little for you, gentle reader.

Kerry: ...Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan, Project Camelot Whistleblower Radio. We're on the air with Dr. True Ott, and, uh, why don't you go ahead with, um, what we were talking about before the break, in terms of the - what you call a recombinant virus, and, and I understand that it was - its, that - that - basically, that you can prove, and you are proving, in essence, that it was manufactured by fort Dietrich, is that right?

Dr. Ott: Yes, we have the gene clade structures, OK, out of the research labs of the CDC, we had those analyzed, we - we have all of the smoking guns that show where it was created, uh, and the vaccine that Novartis has... a master patent [on, is intended] to combat this.. is, is also mapped [matched?] with the feed-stock, that is, to begin with, in 2005. So there is collusion there most definitely. Now what the US attorney is telling us - we want to get charges, you know, press on this, and, uh, and get that out - that'd be the , uh, the only way that I can see that's really stopping it, is proving that this was all collusion, and a fraud, a very big fraud.

OK, but the US attorneys are telling me 'You have no proof that this was released. You have a convincing case that this originated at Fort Dietrich, but how did it get out into the public?' They are telling me 'It's no crime to make a weaponized virus...'... You know I have to agree with him, its not, otherwise they would have been arrested 30 or 40 years ago, when they were making the Ames strain of anthrax. OK it's not a problem to keep that Ames strain of anthrax in a secure level 3 bioweapons facility either, is it. Somebody asked about this. It may be morally wrong, but it's not illegal. But when somebody in Fort Dietrich sends out anthrax pores to the press and to Senator Daschle's office, well thats a very serious criminal offense, and then there are going to be arrests made, trial...

Were trying to find out how it's done. We really do need a whistleblower, on the inside, to come out and tell the truth. We know it was, it was there, we know - the only people who can really make this are the scientists, and by their own admission, they've done it.

Kerry: [tell me about the] linkup with Promis software and our investigation into that area. My understanding is that you received some death threats...

Dr. Ott: to be able to link Federal reserves and world wide reserves worldwide... there were many pirated copies... government agencies could track any illegal activities... one can.... show the new generation of the software was set up to be.... I found that the Oracle 8i software is under government control... Novartis relied on Oracle 8i [to sequence the 1918 vaccine]... that makes it available to fort Dietrich...

This connection sounding a little wacko, I looked it up, and wouldn't you know... not only might this be true, the s/w is linked to PTECH and PROMIS. Google them, knock yourself out. Here's an interesting video; be seeing you.

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