Formaldehyde Health Hazards

Recent newscasts and articles have been alerting the public to the dangers of formaldehyde reaching levels indoors that could be hazardous to our health. Formaldehyde is used in many building materials and furnishings. Some of these materials can emit this formaldehyde over long periods of time, exposing people in homes and buildings to questionable amounts. The main sources in building materials are from engineered wood or composite products such as particle board, oriented strand board (OSB), fiberboard, laminate flooring, and plywood paneling. Glues, insulation, paints, coatings, textiles, and many household products can also contain formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde is linked to many health disorders as well as cancer. 

We have testing capabilities to check your air formaldehyde levels. Call us and let us know if you have concerns or if you are noticing odors, irritation to respiratory system, throat, or eyes, headaches or other symptoms that started after you installed or purchased a possible formaldehyde-emitting material. 

See this "60 Minutes" segment currently in the news.

View this article from the testing lab