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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is Your Furniture Emitting Formaldehyde?

    Did you know that furniture and building materials may release noxious gas into air? The process, known as off-gassing, can pose a serious threat to a family’s health as they breathe in volatile chemicals.   Major sources of one such chemical, formaldehyde, are pressed wood products manufactured with adhesive resins, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The resins ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Formaldehyde Dangers Exposed in Online Video

    This week, it was announced that 21 mobile home manufacturers have agreed to pay $14.8 million to thousands of people who stayed in trailers provided by FEMA following hurricanes Rita and Katrina.  Lawyers for the people who stayed in the trailers have already filed a preliminary settlement in federal court asking the judge to approve it.   Both sides filed a memorandum with the courts ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ontario Residents Warned of Formaldehyde Dangers

    North Bay residents on a private water system near Trout Lake in Ontario were warned last month not to drink the water.  The warning followed an accident that caused a tanker truck to crash and spill its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake which provides drinking water for some area residents. The driver of the crash died and investigators are working to determine if he died because of the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • US adds Formaldehyde to list of carcinogens.

    The US government has added formaldehyde to a list of known carcinogens (substances directly involved in causing cancer). 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 forms of cancers. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Does Your Home Have High Formaldehyde Levels?

    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. This means it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. As far back as 1987 the Environmental ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IAQ Test Kit Identifies Formaldehyde Hazards

    Earlier this year, the company behind a popular hair straightening product came to a settlement agreement with the Attorney General of California.  The Brazilian Blowout hair product had made headlines across the nation due to concerns over potential exposure to formaldehyde for both hairstylists and the general public.  The agreement now requires the product manufacturer to warn ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dangers of Formaldehyde Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces the third in a series of public outreach videos to educate the public about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Today the IAQ Video network released the 3rd in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate the public about important indoor air quality issues.  The first two videos, entitled “Mold – A Known Asthma trigger” and “IAQ ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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