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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Emissions from Laminate Flooring in Homes

    Recently, our office received numerous calls in response to a 60 Minutes expose on Lumber Liquidator’s importing of noncompliant materials from China into California. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ground-Breaking New FM-801 Formaldehyde Meter

    A reusable sensor cartridge employs the chemical reaction between formaldehyde and ß-diketone on a porous glass. The yellowing that results from this reaction is measured via photoelectric photometry with accurate readings to <20ppb HCHO, without significant cross-sensitivity, making it ideal for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) applications. The unit ‘re-zeros’ between 30-minute ...


    By GrayWolf Sensing Solutions

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 has nowhere to hide with launch of new monitor from Enviro Technology

      With formaldehyde present in everything from paper, plywood, MDF, carpets, adhesives, cosmetics, personal care products, disinfectants and cigarette smoke, to name a few, it is impossible to completely eradicate exposure in everyday life. But now, thanks to the launch of Enviro Technology’s new ground-breaking Formaldehyde Monitor, businesses and industry can now accurately measure ...

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