Thursday, April 10, 2008

Your new home is breathtaking! Maybe it's the formaldehyde?

Your new home is breathtaking! Maybe it's the formaldehyde? I coined this phrase last fall (as far as I can tell since it doesn't show up on a Google search!) In any event, I started using it in presentations to Architects, Developers, Contractors and other prospects for our Koch GREEN Series cabinetry. I like it enough to blog it and see if it takes off. Formaldehyde is in the news and not just in regards to the infamous FEMA trailers:

From Formaldehyde Problems Not Limited to FEMA Trailers "Formaldehyde is an invisible gas that is known to cause cancer. It can also cause other illnesses ranging from nose bleeds to chronic bronchitis. Commonly used in manufactured homes and recreational trailers, formaldehyde can cause respiratory problems and has been classified as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

From the EPA site: "Levels in HomesAverage concentrations in older homes without UFFI are generally well below 0.1 (ppm). In homes with significant amounts of new pressed wood products, levels can be greater than 0.3 ppm."

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