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One desk chair—hold the formaldehyde

Formaldehyde. Lead. Pesticides. Mercury. If building materials had nutrition labels, would you buy a product containing these toxic ingredients? There are more than 80,000 chemicals in the world, and we don’t fully know how they impact our health. And a surprising number of hazardous chemicals still make their way into everyday products we use, including furniture, paints, carpets and flooring.
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Fragrance Materials Association Assures Safety Of Fragrance Ingredients - No Contrary Evidence In Contested University Of Washington Study

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

A study was released by Anne Steinemann, a researcher at the University of Washington claiming fragrance ingredients contained in a selection of consumer products are potentially toxic. The fragrance materials industry has the highe... Read Post

Indoor Plants Can Reduce Formaldehyde Levels

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

The toxic gas formaldehyde is contained in building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, and adhesives. As it is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates the air quality, which can lead to "multiple chemical sensitiv... Read Post

Air Quality Improves When Live Plants Introduced

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

The toxic gas formaldehyde is contained in building materials including carpeting, curtains, plywood, and adhesives. As it is emitted from these sources, it deteriorates the air quality, which can lead to "multiple chemical sensitiv... Read Post


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