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  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Formaldehyde in Homes Can Make People Sick

    Last month, KXLY in Washington published a report about why people should have their homes tested for indoor air quality issues.  The article, “Have home inspected to make sure air doesn’t cause headaches” explains the fact that the air in many indoor spaces is more polluted than the outdoor air.   According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Popular Hair Products May Emit Formaldehyde

      The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned the public against using the Brazilian Blowout, a hair-smoothing solution that releases formaldehyde into the air. Popularized by Hollywood celebrities, the product is sold in salons nationwide.                 The FDA contends that the brand is ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 Hazards in Homes Identified with Convenient Test Kit

    Just last month, KXLY in Washington published and article about indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in homes and why people should get their homes tested.  According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • Formaldehyde Video Becomes an Environmental & Indoor Air Quality Hit

    Last week a video produced by the IAQ Video Network to educate families about formaldehyde and the dangers it can pose to families in their homes witnessed a huge boost in viewers.  The video, which was released 10 months ago, was viewed by close to 5,000 people last week alone. Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

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