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F is for Floor, F is for Formaldehyde

By February 29, 2012

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Formaldehyde. It's in your vinyl floor. It's in your vinyl siding. It's in your paint. It's in your furniture. It's in the groovy plywood paneling so hip in Dwell magazine. The fact is that formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen and can leave to Sick Building Syndrome. Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. Factors include higher building temperature, higher humidity, and poor ventilation, typically with a failure to incorporate sufficient fresh air from outdoors and an introduction of a number of chemical pollutants and toxins into the space. Indoor Environmental Quality


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