formaldehyde exposure Articles

  • Embalmers risk dangerous exposure to Formaldehyde

    Embalmers can be at risk of dangerous exposure to Formaldehyde. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Policy influence of formaldehyde exposure risk in air-conditioned office environment

    Long-term measurement of indoor air quality (IAQ) over a general community could be a good approach to evaluate the influence of policy on pollutant exposure levels. However, this approach requires considerable measurement efforts and in many circumstances an updated data set will not be available. Formaldehyde is an indoor pollutant that presents a health hazard to building occupants in the long ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Formaldehyde – a dangerous chemical

    It’s amazing all the places that formaldehyde is found.  It’s best known uses are in insulating material and particleboard.  The most publicized use has been in manufactured homes and mobile homes.  FEMA has been overwhelmed with actions related to exposure to formaldehyde in temporary housing for Hurricane Katrina survivors, and other disasters. There are both short ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Toxic formaldehyde very common in homes

    EMSL Analytical provides formaldehyde testing solutions for industry and the public. Formaldehyde can be found in most homes across the country. The chemical is commonly used to manufacture numerous building materials and household items. The most significant source of formaldehyde in most homes is from pressed wood products made with formaldehyde containing adhesives. According to the EPA, “High ...


  • Formaldehyde: 15 Products, Processes and Industries

    Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent odour. It's widely used in many industries and causes severe health issues if used inappropriately. Formaldehyde is highly toxic to humans, regardless of method of intake. Even very short-term exposure to formaldehyde irritates the eyes causing pain, redness, blurred vision and severe eye watering. It can irritate the nose and throat ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Analysis of Formaldehyde simple and sensitive method for analyzing free formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde is used for disinfections of industrially manufactured products. However, it is detrimental to health and its potential oncogenicity led to the current utilization of a formaldehyde donor for long-term preservation. Such donors are in hydrolytic equilibrium with formaldehyde producing free formaldehyde on exposure to moisture. This method is used to quantify the free formaldehyde ...


    By Pickering Laboratories, Inc.

  • Formaldehyde problems for FEMA and many others

    There has been concern about the release of formaldehyde gas from construction material used in the trailer homes used by FEMA for temporary housing.  Why the concern over formaldehyde?  Formaldehyde is a gas at normal temperatures.  It is the simplest member of a class of organic chemicals called “aldehydes.”  Most common aldehydes, including formaldehyde, have a ...

  • Determination of formaldehyde content in toys using UV/Vis Spectrometry

    As product safety regulations for industry are becoming stricter, more testing at lower levels is required for toxic elements or hazardous organic chemicals such as formaldehyde in children’s toys/clothing. Formaldehyde resins are used in fabrics to bind pigments to the cloth, as a fire retardant and to provide stiffness. In cotton and cottonblend fabrics they are used to enhance wrinkle ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • German Environmental Survey IV: environmental tobacco smoke exposure of German children

    As the current extent of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) exposure of children in Germany is unknown, it was investigated in the German Environmental Survey (GerES IV) for Children from 2003 to 2006 using questionnaires and analyses of cotinine in urine and benzene and formaldehyde in indoor air. About half of the 3- to 14-year-old children in Germany live in households with at least one smoker. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiesel versus diesel: a pilot study comparing exhaust exposures for employees at a rural municipal facility

    Many organizations interested in renewable, domestic energy have switched from petroleum diesel to biodiesel blends for use in transportation and heavy-duty equipment. Although considerable evidence exists on the negative health effects of petroleum diesel exhaust exposures in occupational settings, there has been little research examining biodiesel exposures. Working collaboratively with a local ...

  • Glutaraldehyde – Health Hazards in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

    Glutaraldehyde is very similar to Formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, Glutaraldehyde exists at room temperature as a liquid, whereas Formaldehyde exists under those conditions as a gas, which can easily be dissolved in water. Glutaraldehyde is very similar to formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Measurement of indoor-outdoor carbonyls at four residential homes in Mexico City metropolitan area

    Formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acetone, propionaldehyde and butyraldehyde were measured in indoor and outdoor air at three houses and one apartment in the Mexico city metropolitan area (MCMA). Formaldehyde presented the highest concentration in indoor and outdoor air, followed by acetone and acetaldehyde. Indoor carbonyl concentrations were higher than outdoor concentrations at all sampling sites. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PFC Pollution in the office environment

    A new study suggests that exposure to chemical pollution could be a particular problem in the office environment. Researchers in the United States have found a link between Polyfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in the air of a number of offices and their presence in the blood of the people working there. Polyfluorinated Compounds are water and stain-resistant and they have been used for many ...


    By Commercial Air Filtration

  • A Method of Assessing Air Toxics Concentrations in Urban Areas Using Mobile Platform Measurements

    ABSTRACTThe objective of this paper is to demonstrate an approach to characterize the spatial variability in ambient air concentrations using mobile platform measurements. This approach may be useful for air toxics assessments in Environmental Justice applications, epidemiological studies, and environmental health risk assessments. In this study, we developed and applied a method to characterize ...

  • Health And The Environment

    Is there cause for concern? According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is responsible for an estimated 5% of global disease. In addition to acute respiratory infections, air quality is related to the incidence and severity of asthma, heart and lung diseases, allergies, and several types of cancers. Allergies and Asthma Millions in the US suffer from allergic problems ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Prop 65 Puts Acetaldehyde under the Spotlight

    Garden Grove, CA, May 5th, 2011 In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • `Green Buildings` can create problems with IAQ

    The recent trend towards energy conservation measures have in some cases led to airtight building construction that can often create problems with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Some 'green buildings' (also known as ‘green construction’ and ‘sustainable buildings’) have ignored the issue of IAQ in pursuit of energy saving measures. Ventilation systems are set to minimize the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Pt. 2 - IN the MIX - Construction Safety and Gas Detection

    This is part 2 of our 4 part series on Gas detection in the Construction Industry. With so many OSHA regulations, where do we begin to search for help with gas detection or respiratory protection within confined spaces? To start, OSHA has a web tool called the OSHA Construction “eTool”. ...


  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

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