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Old 02-15-2008, 08:43 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by bredlo
The question for me is solely about whether or not manufacturers of SOB's and Airstreams are knowingly using materials that are harmful to their inhabitants. If so, put a simple warning label on it. (Cigarettes and booze have 'em, and their side effects are arguably much easier to discern as harmful.)

Like this:
Warning! This trailer was not designed to be lived in year round. The concentration of gasses and toxins in the materials used in its manufacture can be harmful to respiratory systems if you spend more than 8 weekends a year inside our product.
I wonder if the warning labels themselves cause outgassing. That could be part of the problem. We need a label about the labels

the warning labels on this product (including this label) are known to cause various forms of respiratory issues as well as anxiety attacks. Furthermore, the physical space devoted to warning labels precludes the inclusion of really useful information.

My commute during the year of Katrina paralleled an interstate for a couple miles. Every day as I rode home, I'd see a steady stream of plain white trailers heading south. It was kind of impressive, really.

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Old 02-15-2008, 08:56 PM   #44
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Thanks, Lew. It's also good to know that the problem is not being leveraged to manipulate voters' feelings, at least not primarily.

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:17 PM   #45
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Greenguard - Indoor Air Quality

If you read my earlier post on this thread you will see that I intended to post a link for this site and forgot to put up the link.
Then they send me this article today. I haven't even read it through, yet, but thought it might help some to understand the issue of formaldehyde in enclosed spaces a bit better.



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Old 02-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #46

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Thumbs down Outgas..

Talk about outgas'n.

Now this little guy can outgas ya rite out da dore. In a N.Y. minuit....
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:01 PM   #47
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Hey Robert - same goes for our cat - after a bit of tuna. Ewwwww.

DW says the same about me but I don't believe her.

At an RV show a few years ago a friend walked into a trailer (can't remember the brand) and within a few moments had a raging migraine. She said it was the smells but most of us couldn't smell anything. Later we met another couple who both said they had similar reactions.

We were selling our home several years ago and had put in new carpeting. Same thing, one lady came to view and couldn't finish the tour. We had never heard the term out-gassing at the time. We all thought she was a bit off kilter but we've learned different over the years.

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by safari57
<snip> within a few moments had a raging migraine. <snip>
I fall into that catagory - I tried an SOB and ended up in the 24 hour clinic for a shot to reduce the swelling in my sinus and eyes. Really bad headache was the first sign I was in trouble. Now I have and Airstream......

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