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  • Formaldehyde in Poultry Hatcheries

    Formaldehyde is used in the poultry industry as an effective disinfectant on farms and in hatcheries and hatchery vehicles. It is used to reduce contamination levels caused by bacteria, viruses and moulds at all levels in the production chain. Disinfections control key organisms, such as Salmonella, Pseudomonas, Proteus, E. coli, Staphylococcus, Streptococci and Aspergillus. It is advised to ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Formaldehyde report`s release was delayed by four years

    The US government has recently added formaldehyde to a list of known carcinogens. The report prepared for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), contained warnings from scientists that people with higher exposure to formaldehyde were more at risk for nasopharyngeal cancer, myeloid leukemia and other cancers.   However it has emerged the he study's ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EU: Formaldehyde included on substance evaluation list in 2013

    On Wednesday 29th February the European Chemicals Agency published the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP), a list of chemical substances to be evaluated over a period of three years in order to determine whether policy measures are needed to adequately manage consumer and worker exposure. Formaldehyde was included in the Community Rolling Action Plan for substance evaluation in 2013; France ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Australia upgrades formaldehyde from class 3 to class 2 carcinogen

    Safe Work Australia, a government statutory agency, has changed formaldehyde's carcinogen classification from category 3 (limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect) to category 2 (may cause cancer by inhalation), basing its decision on a 2006 assessment by the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (Nicnas). Manufacturers and importers need to consider this amendment ...


    By PPM Technology

  • ChemRisk Study Confirms Formaldehyde Exposure from Hair-Smoothing Products

    ChemRisk LLC published the first independent study (http://oeh.informaworld.com/soeh/content~db=all~content=a942151618~frm=titlelink ) confirming that airborne formaldehyde levels associated with some keratin-based hair-smoothing treatments may exceed certain ...


    By ChemRisk®

  • Indoor Air Quality - A Breath of Fresh Air in Asia.

    PPM Technology (UK) have recently completed a major deal to supply formaldehyde detection instruments to health authorities in China. PPM have supplied 120 of their hand-held instruments for detection of formaldehyde in the air – the Formaldemeter htv. The instruments will be supplied to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. As well as this ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Formaldemeter 400ST supplied to test indoor air quality at World Student Games 2011

    A number of PPM Technology's Formaldemeter 400ST instruments have been supplied to the 2011 World Student Games (Universiade 2011), held in Shenzen, Guandong Province, China. The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes.  Suzhou Stanford, one of PPM's distributors in the People's Republic of China won the contract for the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • PPM Technology far east trade visit.

    PPM’s Managing Director – John B Jones recently paid a visit to a number of our distributors in the Far East. He visited our best selling distributors Science International in Hong Kong where constructive discussions were held regarding future plans including Science’s strategy for the Chinese market. Science have been successful in winning a number of large tenders for ...


    By PPM Technology

  • NIOSH test accuracy of the Formaldemeter htv

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently carried out studies upon the PPM Technology Formaldemeter™ htV and another leading direct-reading formaldehyde monitor and compared the two instruments with the fully evaluated NIOSH 2016 (NIOSH 2003). The null hypothesis for the study was that the mean ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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 ...

  • Unique ‘Electronic Nose’ Hazardous Gas Detector Launched in UK

    Air quality monitoring specialists, Enviro Technology, have announced the UK launch of the GDA 2 – a portable detector that measures up to 750 hazardous gasses and chemical warfare agents. ...

  • Texas IAQ Professionals Help to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Issues during Construction

    Earlier this month, The Southeast Texas Record published an article about a new home builder being sued by a League City woman’s insurance company.  According to the article, the lawsuit claims that the builder’s negligence caused multiple water damage events that have totaled over $70,000.   Water damage can not only harm building materials ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Space Sensor As A Hosted Payload To Track Air Pollution Across North America

    NASA has selected a proposal from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent hourly during daytime. The instrument, to be completed in 2017 at a cost of not more than $90 million, will share a ride on ...

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