Formaldehyde Presence In The Air You Breathe
Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring compound that presents in the form of strong-smelling gas. Formaldehyde is found in plants, animals and humans. It is found in many building and household products that are in everyday use and can pose a threat to your health. Mold Testing NJ-NY is a certified Indoor Air Quality Testing Service and we test for Formaldehyde routinely as part of an IAQ evaluation.
How Can Formaldehyde Affect Your Health?
Exposure to formaldehyde can cause eye and nasal irritation, headaches, burning in the throat and can result in symptoms of asthma. Formaldehyde has been linked to changes in the nervous system as well. Exposure to Formaldehyde may result in more serious health problems, cush as certain types of cancer.
How Is One Exposed to Formaldehyde?
Formaldehyde can be present just about anywhere. It breaks down quickly and doesn’t accumulate in the system, but it is toxic. Chronic and long-term exposure can cause illness.
Formaldehyde is considered an indoor air pollutant. It is emitted by treated wood products such as plywood or particleboard. It can also be found in paint, varnish and floor finishing products. Formaldehyde can be found in cigarette smoke. It is also present in permanent press finish attire and in some cosmetics. In some countries it is even used as a food preservative.
Usually the irritation caused by exposure to formaldehyde is temporary and reversible. Some air purifiers include filters that will inhibit formaldehyde concentration. Good ventilation is important for limiting exposure to formaldehyde and other indoor air impurities. Manufacturer labels on products that come in direct contact with your skin or eyes should be studied to see if they contain formaldehyde.
Indoor Air Quality Inspections Reveal Formaldehyde
Mold Testing NJ-NY is an experienced and certified Indoor Air Quality inspection and testing service. We inspect, test and recommend clean-up, we do not remediate. This way you are assured of a neutral report on the condition of the air in your home. We serve homeowners in Bergen County NJ and nearby areas of NJ and NY. If you have asthma sufferers in your family and are concerned about the levels of formaldehyde and other impurities in your home give us a call. Make an appointment for an evaluation at (201)658-8881.