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CONSUMER ALERT: Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring Causes Elevated Cancer Risk

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.

Design Styles 2016

I recently attended Design Week at the Boston Design Market and I was so inspired by the wonderful showrooms, the seminars and most of all the speakers! One of my favorite speakers was Marisa Marcantonio from Stylebeat. She presented a stunning number of design styles that are up and coming for 2016. 11 of them! At first when she started I felt I would probably know the content of her talk. I stay up to date with trends every day!

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