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Educate Consumers about Formaldehyde in Engineered Flooring

Educate Consumers about  Formaldehyde in Engineered Flooring

By Dr. Melinda J. Burn – Hardwood Floors Magazine – October/November 2011

Published as Formaldehyde Fears in October/November 2011 Issue


It has long been acknowledged that formaldehyde can be released from adhesives used in composite wood products, such as engineered wood flooring. However, the designation in June 2011 of formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has taken the focus on this issue to a much higher level.