Formaldehyde and your lack of well being,

Formaldehyde is in your lipstick, toothpaste, soft drinks, shampoo, kitchen cabinets, carpeting and wall board of your kid’s school and parent’s mobile home. Eye, nose and throat irritation coughing, skin rashes, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and nosebleeds are just a few of the everyday symptoms of formaldehyde. EPA has classified formaldehyde as a Probable Human Carcinogen meaning that it causes cancer in animals and likely humans. A great percentage of people are hypersensitive to the irritant effects of formaldehyde even at lowest of levels. People often develop hypersensitivity after breathing formaldehyde vapors during a renovation of home or remodeling or working in a carpet or fabric store.

Most homes and offices have measurable formaldehyde levels using conventional particleboard sub flooring, wallboards and carpets. Two to five years after installation, two to three times the acceptable limit of formaldehyde can be measure in the air. Formaldehyde is in pressed wood products, particleboard, plywood, medium-density fiberboard and paneling used in furniture manufacturing, new home construction, remodeling and renovation, and mobile home construction. Insulation of formaldehyde, Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) was a big source of contamination in the past. Formaldehyde products usually emit vapors for 7 to 8 years. The emissions are most detrimental during the first few 365 days and the intensity gradually eases up over the next 7 to 8 years. Most home insulated with UFFI had indoor air concentrations of under 0.1 parts per millions (ppm) one year after installation. However UFFI when exposed to extreme heat or moisture can begin to emit formaldehyde vapors no matter how old the insulation. Some consumer paper products, such as grocery bags, waxed papers, facial tissues and paper towels, are treated with urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins to make them stronger. UF resins are used as stiffeners, wrinkle resisters, water repellents, fire retardants and adhesive binders in floor covering, carpet backing and permanent-press clothes. Unexplained headache, rashes, nausea, vomiting, nosebleeds, or eye, nose, or throat irritation could mean levels of formaldehyde gas are too high. Newer mobile or prefabricated home expose their residents to the highest levels since they usually contain high amounts of particleboard materials .If formaldehyde is in the insulation, particleboard or sub flooring, it is too difficult or expensive to remove. If the source of formaldehyde is paneling, plywood or particleboard we have special sealers. Air Purification to remove chemicals for the air can reduce contamination of your home or office. If the humidity level inside your home is above 50%, using dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity will reduce formaldehyde level.

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JOHNSMANSVILLE.COM HAS FORMALDYDE FREE INSULATION AND THERE ARE NEW PRODUCTS TO CHECK AT THE GREEN ARCHITECTS 'WEB SITES LIKE WHEAT BOARD OR EVEN SUSTAINABLE SOLID WOOD . AVOID THIS formaldehyde STUFF AS ITS A LIFE CELL DESTROYER.NEW HOES ARE WORST UNLESS BUILDER SPECIFIES NO PARTICLE BOARD OR TOXIC PRODUCTS USED.

stay healthy.

daliya@nontoxic.com

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