The Formaldehyde Problem

Formaldehyde is used as a resinous binder material for particleboard binders and other composite wood sources found in many indoor environments. It is inexpensive, strong, and reliable. Formaldehyde is also a known carcinogen. Products made with formaldehyde adhesives and binders tend to off-gas. Items such as furniture containing particleboard, shelving, and floor underlayments present possible sources of adverse health effects. ChloroFill's formaldehyde-free panels do not emit carcinogens, and could offer an effective means of preventing cancer.

Building codes are increasingly cracking down on formaldehyde use in buildings and furnishings. The California Air Resource Board, for example, mandated reductions in formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products to one third of the allowable 2002 levels by 2012. Continued effective legislation will add momentum to the acceptance of building products like ChloroFill panels.

For more information on the formaldehyde problem see:

July 19, 2010
U.S. Law Requires Less Formaldehyde in Wood Products

July 14, 2010
Formaldehyde Safety Bill Signed Into Law

Mar 19, 2009 Effect Of Formaldehyde On Health In Indoor Environment

February 14, 2008 FEMA To Expedite Relocation Of Residents From Temporary Housing Units