Air filtration, air purifiers for formaldehyde
Formaldehyde – A Possible Source of Health Problems
Formaldehyde is a chemical widely used in many building materials and household products. According to the Environmental Defense Scoreboard it is ranked as one of the most hazardous compounds to ecosystems and human health.
Exposure to formaldehyde affects people differently. Some experience no adverse reactions when exposed to moderate levels, while others do, even after low exposure. This colorless, pungent gas can cause one or more of the following health problems:
- Eye irritation or watery eyes
- Nose irritation
- Skin rashes
- Throat irritation
- Upper respiratory tract irritation
Formaldehyde exists in every home to some degree
The concentrations in the home vary depending on the age of the home and the quantity of pressed wood products. Here is a partial listing of products that may contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasing agents.
- Air fresheners
- Carpet backings
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