Is My Home’s Indoor Air Quality at Risk?
When building materials like wood floors, plywood and resins; furniture; and carpeting off-gas, formaldehyde (and other chemical) concentrations can reach dangerous levels.
But Formaldehyde is not the only chemical you need to worry about. There are thousands in use and new ones being developed every day. Most of which are not tested for health effects.
How Long Does It Take To Off-Gas?
Formaldehyde is a colorless flammable gas that quickly breaks down in air making it difficult to detect. It can take years for new building materials to totally off-gas.
The tough part is that as one material off-gases, other materials re-absorb that gas to release it again later.
It’s a vicious cycle that periodic whole house venting will not adequately address.