15 Sep 2023


Mahwah NJ Mold Testing Services - Formaldehyde


Good Indoor Air Quality


Mold Testing NJ-NY is a certified Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Testing Service. In the process of IAQ testing we include testing for Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring compound that has a strong smell. It is found in plants, animals and humans. It is also found in many building and household products that are in common use and can pose a threat to your health. We are interested in detecting the levels of formaldehyde and other contaminants in the air you breathe so you can choose to do something about them. If we find dangerous levels of these impurities, we generally recommend remediation.


How Does Formaldehyde Affect The Health Of Humans?


Exposure to formaldehyde may cause eye and nasal irritation, headaches, burning in the throat and can result in symptoms of asthma. Formaldehyde is also thought to affect changes in the nervous system. Being exposed to formaldehyde can result in more serious health problems, such as cancer.


How Can You Be Exposed To Formaldehyde?


Formaldehyde can be present anywhere. It breaks down rapidly and doesn’t accumulate in the system, but it is toxic. Chronic and long-term exposure can cause serious illness.

Formaldehyde is considered an Indoor Air Pollutant. It is emitted by treated wood products such as plywood or particleboard. It is also found in paint, varnish and floor finishing products. Formaldehyde can be found in cigarette smoke. It is also found in permanent press finish clothing and in some cosmetics. In some countries other than America, it is used as a food preservative.

Generally the irritation caused by formaldehyde is temporary and reversible. Some air purifiers have filters that will inhibit formaldehyde concentration. Sufficient air ventilation is important for limiting exposure to formaldehyde and other indoor air impurities. It is important to study labels on products that come in direct contact with your skin or eyes to determine if they contain formaldehyde.


Revealing Formaldehyde


Mold Testing NJ-NY is certified to perform Indoor Air Quality inspection and testing. We inspect, test and recommend clean-up,  we do not remediate. This assures you of an unbiased report on the condition of the air in your home. We serve homeowners in Mahwah NJ, as well as all of Bergen County and nearby areas of NJ and NY. If you are concerned about the levels of formaldehyde and other impurities in your home, call Mold Testing NJ-NY at (202) 658-8881. We will schedule an evaluation of the air in your home.