Formaldehyde is an extensively regulated material. Mandatory government regulations set standards to
protect human health and the environment.
Reports On Formaldehyde in laminate flooring recently have raised concerns regarding health and indoor air quality in homes, commercial and industrial properties.
Exposure occurs primarily by
inhaling formaldehyde gas or vapor from the air or by absorbing liquids containing formaldehyde through the skin.
OSHA has routinely responded to worker and client complaints of formaldehyde exposure in the workplace.
In the residential environment, formaldehyde exposure
comes from a number
of different routes; formaldehyde can off-gas from wood products, such
as plywood or particle board, but it is produced by paints, varnishes,
floor finishes, and cigarette smoking as well.
In addition, formaldehyde is commonly used as an industrial fungicide, germicide, and disinfectant, and as a preservative in mortuaries and medical laboratories. Formaldehyde also occurs naturally in the environment.
AEH&S is listed on the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Consultants Listing as a company qualified to conduct comprehensive environmental and occupational air quality and bulk testing.
When conducting air and bulk sampling AEH&S follows Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH) protocols.
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