formaldehyde exposure News

  • Formaldehyde Exposure May Result in $14.8 Million Settlement

    Last week, it was announced that 21 mobile home manufacturers have agreed to pay $14,800,000 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 filed a preliminary settlement in federal court asking the judge to approve it.   Both sides filed a memorandum with the courts stating, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Homeowners Warned of Formaldehyde Exposure Following Chemical Spill

    Last month, residents of North Bay in Ontario were warned of potential formaldehyde dangers in their home.  This resulted following a tanker truck crash that spilled its cargo of formaldehyde into the lake that provides drinking water for many area residents.  The truck driver died during the accident and investigators are working to determine if his death was caused by the accident or ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde, consistent with a Federal law unanimously passed by Congress in 2010. These rules ensure that composite wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States meet the formaldehyde emission standards established by Congress. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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®

  • EPA’s Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report Highlights Exposure Concerns

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides formaldehyde testing to protect workers and building occupants from its dangerous health effects.  In early June of this year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde-Inhalation Assessment.  The report is available for public comment and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Officially listed as a Carcinogen

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working through the National Toxicology Program, released the 12th Report on Carcinogens. The Report on Carcinogens (RoC) is a congressionally mandated, science-based, public health document that is prepared for the HHS Secretary by the National Toxicology Program. The report identifies agents, substances, mixtures, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Property owners encouraged to test for formaldehyde

    The National Cancer Institute’s fact sheet entitled Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk reports that, “…some studies of industrial workers have suggested that formaldehyde exposure is associated with nasal sinus cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer, and possibly with leukemia.” The same formaldehyde found in some work environments can also found in many products that exist in our homes and offices. Due to ...


  • 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.

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