Formaldehyde (CH2O) News

  • New Handheld Formaldehyde Monitor

    NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor  The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality ...

  • New EPA Formaldehyde Rule and Mitigating Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde off-gassing from certain wood products. These products include hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products.  Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Reducing Indoor Exposure to Formaldehyde in New York and the Tri-State Area

    Just last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde off-gassing from certain wood products produced domestically or imported. These products include hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products.  As far back as 1987, the EPA ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Biofabrication Process For Producing Composite Wood Products, Funded In Part Through An EPA SBIR Grant, Exempted From EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards

    On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed the final rule Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products, setting formaldehyde emission standards for hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as for finished ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. Market for Green Building Materials will Expand to $69 Billion

    The market for green building materials has seen rapid growth in recent years. As of Oct. 17, 2014, more than 3.3 billion sq. ft. of building space had been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. More than 500 U.S. companies are involved in the production of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Public Worried Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring

    "60 Minutes" broadcast a report on March 1st that has many residents of Puerto Rico wondering if their laminate flooring is creating unhealthy conditions in their homes, schools and businesses. The concern is the result of a segment aired on the show that found high levels of formaldehyde present in Chinese-made laminate flooring that was supplied by one of the largest flooring retailers in the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Formaldehyde Exposure Risks on Public’s Mind after “60 Minutes” Report

    On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about high levels of formaldehyde found in some Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring retailers.  According to the broadcast, more than 100 million square feet of the product is installed in the United States each year.  While much of the flooring goes into residential properties, this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Emissions from Laminate Flooring in Homes

    Recently, our office received numerous calls in response to a 60 Minutes expose on Lumber Liquidator’s importing of noncompliant materials from China into California. ...

  • Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas

    On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about Chinese-made laminate flooring that has been found to emit high levels of formaldehyde.  The show interviewed experts who had tested over 150 boxes of the laminate flooring bought at multiple locations across California from one of the largest flooring stores in the United States.  They found the products emitted an average ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Concerned Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring

    “60 Minutes” broadcast a report on March 1st that has many residents of Puerto Rico wondering if their laminate flooring is creating unhealthy conditions in their homes, schools and businesses.  The concern is the result of a segment aired on the show that found high levels of formaldehyde present in Chinese-made laminate flooring that was supplied by one of the largest flooring ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Laminate Wood Flooring Sold Across the USA Could Exceed California Regulated Formaldehyde Emissions

    Americans, who watched an episode of “60 Minutes” earlier this month, are now wondering if they and their families are being exposed to unsafe levels of formaldehyde.  This transpired after the investigative report examined Chinese-made laminate flooring products sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring suppliers.  It found the products emitted an average level of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Building Science Experts Share Important Formaldehyde Exposure Information

    Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry in the manufacture of building materials and numerous household products.  Its primary use is in the production of resins and as a chemical intermediate. Formaldehyde is also a by-product of combustion and can be found in cigarette smoke.   As far back as 1987, the Environmental ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Be Safe During the Bird Flu Epidemic

    Following a case of bird flu being confirmed at a duck breeding farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire, various poultry farmers will all be on high alert after the poultry market declared a high risk. In East Yorkshire, some 6,000 birds will be culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place around the farm to prevent further spread of the virus H5N8. Emergency measures to contain ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen

    Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Individual non-methane VOCs have large impacts on human health

    Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) can have damaging effects on human health. New research has now revealed that only three substances out of a large number of NMVOCs are responsible for almost all damaging effects on human health. Air pollution policies should be designed to target these substances specifically, rather than overall NMVOC emissions, the researchers ...


    By European Commission

  • West Virginia officials dispute formaldehyde claim

    State officials and a water company strongly disputed a scientist's claim Wednesday that residents were likely breathing in traces of formaldehyde while showering after the chemical spill, saying the chemical that tainted the water supply only produces the carcinogen at extremely high temperatures. The dispute between the scientist and the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Odors from New Carpeting can Create Indoor Air Quality Problems for Some Building Occupants

    New carpeting offers an affordable and attractive flooring solution for many residential and commercial properties. In fact, billions of square feet of carpeting are installed in the United States each year. Like many other household materials and furnishings, new carpeting can be a source of chemical emissions. Carpets can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • California Laboratory Educates Residents about Common IAQ Pollutants

    Most California residents, like people across the country, spend the majority of their time indoors. Whether at home, school or at the office, many are indoors up to 90% of the day. This fact makes the quality of the air people breathe indoors an important component of their overall health. In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fracking health project puts numbers to debate

    A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the problems may not be as widespread as some critics claim. The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project has been trying to help people who feel ...


    By Associated Press

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