Formaldehyde Monitoring 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 ...

  • Formaldehyde Testing Made Easy

    Concerned about the risks of formaldehyde exposures? Sample collection for formaldehyde vapor is easier than ever with the UMEx 100 Passive Sampler. Use this monitor to collect 15 minute shortterm samples or leave the sampler in the environment for 24+ hours for longterm sampling. Get The Samplers You Need Formaldehyde Testing Kit $99.00 And for the September ...


    By Analytics Corporation

  • Formaldehyde Exposure in RVs, Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses potential exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde in recreational vehicles (RVs), travel trailers and mobile homes.    “Due to concerns over exposure to formaldehyde following ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Formaldehyde rules pass through White House

    The White House finished the review on Monday of two proposed rules that govern standards for formaldehyde emissions from certain types of wood products, such as plywood and particleboard.  The legislation asks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not only create the emission standards – but also craft regulations to create a third-party compliance system. Formaldehyde is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New Office Building Requires Tenants to Forgo Office Furnishings that Emit Formaldehyde & VOCs

    Earlier this month, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal published a report about Seattle’s new Bullitt Center. The Bullitt Center is a project of the Bullitt Foundation and is being called the greenest commercial building in the world. The six-story commercial building encompasses 50,000 square feet of space and offers sustainable features such as solar and onsite ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Study Finds Formaldehyde Levels in California Daycare Centers Exceed Standards

    Last month, it was reported that researchers from UC Berkeley found that 9 out of 10 California daycare centers exceeded state safety guidelines for formaldehyde.  As part of the study, samples were taken from 40 daycare centers in Alameda and Monterey counties from 2010 and 2011. The California Air Resources Board funded the tests.   This research is of special concern since it ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Exposure from Temporary Housing Costs Manufacturers $42.6 million

    According to NBC News, a federal judge inNew Orleans has approved a class-action lawsuit’s settlement of $42.6 million for residents of temporary housing units that were distributed to Hurricane Katrina victims and emitted hazardous levels of formaldehyde. Residents began experiencing various health effects, such as headaches, nosebleeds, and difficulty breathing, while living in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Formaldehyde in Many Home Products can Lead to Human Health Risks

    In August of this year, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson would remove several potentially harmful chemicals from its personal care products by 2015.  The list of chemicals includes formaldehyde.   The decision was applauded by many health advocates and indoor air quality professionals who are regularly called upon to test for chemicals, such as formaldehyde, in people’s ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Hazards Lurk in Many Homes and Offices

    Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products.  Its primary use is in the production of resins and as a chemical intermediate. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes.   In homes, the most significant sources of formaldehyde are likely to be from pressed wood products made using ...

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