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Formaldehyde Detection

If you are concerned about formaldehyde in your home or business, HHS can perform formaldehyde testing with accurate, reliable results that will help ensure buildings are safe for all occupants, giving you the peace of mind you need.

Formaldehyde is a chemical compound that is commonly used in the manufacturing of building materials.  Short-term exposure to high levels of formaldehyde can cause difficulty breathing, headaches, nausea, burning eyes, respiratory irritation and asthma. Formaldehyde is also a suspected human carcinogen such that long term exposure may cause cancer.  Some of the more common materials containing formaldehyde are:

  • Pressed wood products
  • Laminate wood flooring
  • Wood paneling
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Insulation
  • Carpet
  • Synthetic Fabrics
  • Wall paper
  • Furniture
  • Cleaning products

Unsafe levels of formaldehyde within a building could endanger occupants and put everyone at greater risk for disease up to and including cancer.  Because it is colorless and is used in many building and finishing materials, formaldehyde is difficult to identify without proper sample collection and lab testing. HHS can help insure that you are protected from the harmful effects of formaldehyde.

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