Formaldehyde (CH2O) Monitoring News

  • 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

  • Tender for 120 Formaldehyde detection instruments won in China

    Science International, a distributor of PPM Technology's Formaldemeter instruements in PR China has successfully won a tender to supply 119 Formaldemeter htv instruments to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. The tender name was ‘Inspection Instrument Purchase for Development of Health Inspection and Supervision in county level of Shan Xi Province’ ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Testing finds Formaldehyde levels above national standards in most homes.

    Testing by Shanghai Environmental Protection Industry Association found that four out of every five home tested in the city exceeded the national safety standards for airborne formaldehyde. "It's hard to eliminate formaldehyde from the home since it's in paints, glues and household furniture," said Li Wei, secretary general of the association. "Even qualified items will still contain the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Ground-Breaking New FM-801 Formaldehyde Meter

    A reusable sensor cartridge employs the chemical reaction between formaldehyde and ß-diketone on a porous glass. The yellowing that results from this reaction is measured via photoelectric photometry with accurate readings to <20ppb HCHO, without significant cross-sensitivity, making it ideal for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) applications. The unit ‘re-zeros’ between 30-minute ...


    By GrayWolf Sensing Solutions

  • USB socket now incorporated into Formaldemeter htV-m

    In order to ensure employees are not exposed to dangerous concentrations ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Formaldehyde in the hospital environment

    Formaldehyde is found in the hospital environment at higher concentrations than those to which the general population is exposed. It's possible adverse health effects are therefore very important to those working in certain parts of hospitals and to patients whose health status may be compromised. The compound is an irritant and can cause sensitisation ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Hair smoothing products can release high levels of formaldehyde.

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a hazard alert on April 11, 2011 warning hair salon owners and workers about potential exposure to formaldehyde from using some hair smoothing and straightening products, including the  ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Formaldehyde release from wood-based panels.

    Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and various household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Therefore, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Formaldehyde is often used in the manufacture of adhesive resin which acts as glue in the manufacture of pressed wood ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Embalmers can be exposed to dangerous levels of Formaldehyde

    Embalmers are at risk of experiencing health effects from the chemical formaldehyde.  It is present as a dissolved gas, in concentrations from 37% to 54%, in the water-based solution called formalin. Formalin is used during the embalming processes as a disinfectant and preservative. It is also commonly used as an injection fluid in arterial and cavity embalming, and in surface embalming as ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New software update for Formaldemter htv-m

    PPM Technology's Formaldemeter ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Accurate detection and monitoring of Formaldehyde.

    PPM Technology has developed wireless connectivity for our leading Formaldehyde detector and monitor the Formaldemeter htv-m. The Formaldemeter htv-m is able to accurately detect and monitor formaldehyde, temperature and humidity in real-time.  It can be ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Formaldehyde in Clothes, is it Cause for Health Concerns?

    LA Testing provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure consumer products such as clothing, as well as indoor environments, are safe for building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, October 5th, 2010 Textile resins containing formaldehyde have been used in some clothing since the 1920s.  The formaldehyde in the resins helps to make the clothing wrinkle and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Detection of high concentrations of Formaldehyde

    PPM Technology’s handheld Formaldehyde detectors the Formaldemeter™ htV and htV-m now offer improved performance and reliability; the instruments are able to accurately measure very low and/or high concentrations of formaldehyde in the environment; the recent incorporation of a new miniature solenoid valve makes it possible to regulate the supply of air into the instrument's fuel ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EPA Releases Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report

    EMSL Analytical provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 3rd, 2010 Earlier this week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde-Inhalation Assessment for public viewing and comment.  According to the EPA website, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • FEMA`s Toxic Trailers Exposed

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - The Sierra Club is declaring a partial victory in its fight with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, over toxic formaldehyde found in some of the 120,000 mobile homes and travel trailers provided to hurricane survivors left homeless in 2005 by Katrina and Rita. In response to a public outcry by the Sierra Club and others, FEMA has decided to ...

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