16 Jun '11, 6am

How to Reduce Exposure to Formaldehyde: #building #materials

How to Reduce Exposure to Formaldehyde: #building #materials

Although formaldehyde is now listed as a known carcinogen by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, humans will be exposed to this substance in the environment, at home, and in the workplace. It’s in soil, food, and water, not to mention one of the primary methods of exposure: indoor and outdoor air. And besides being a carcinogen, health effects include eye, nose, and throat irritation; wheezing and coughing; fatigue; skin rash; and severe allergic reactions, according to the EPA . So here are a few things you can do to reduce exposure to formaldehyde: (1) Ventilate – Increase ventilation, open windows and doors, or flush your home’s air, especially if a new source of formaldehyde is introduced in your home. (2) Keep Cool – Use air conditioning and dehumidifiers to maintain moderate temperature and reduce humidity levels. The release of formaldehyde accelerates wit...

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