The story has been all the news media within the last week that Lumber Liquidators have sold laminate flooring made in China and that it can cause cancers of the nose and eyes, 2-9 cases every 100,000 people. What is formaldehyde you ask? It is a colorless gas with a pungent smell. it is used in household products and in building materials. Why is it harmful? Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. It is one of the most common indoor air pollutants.
I have been researching several options for things we can all do in our homes to make them healthier to live in. I realize that a lot of health issues we deal with may be caused not only by what we eat but by what we live with. We spend so much time in our homes and asleep and some of those chemicals in our furniture, our flooring, on our walls etc. are harmful to our health. It is my new focus at my business to recommend to all my clients furnishings and finishes in our homes that will make a safer environment for our families.