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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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Lifestyle / Green Living : Green Talk (2 years ago)

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Indoor Plants Can Reduce Formaldehyde Levels

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

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Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

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