Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that is emitted mainly from household products and building materials. Low levels of formaldehyde in indoor air are very common. When found at high levels in air, it can be detected by a sharp smell. High concentrations of formaldehyde can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat and can worsen asthma symptoms in children and infants.
Sources of formaldehyde include:
• pressed wood products that use glues that contain formaldehyde, such as particle board, hardwood, plywood paneling, and medium density fiberboard.
• products used in home construction and renovations, and many used to make furniture and cabinets;
• paints, adhesives, varnishes and floor finishes;
• household products such as wallpaper, cardboard and paper products;
• vehicle exhaust from attached garages or from outdoors;
• smoke from fireplaces, wood burning stoves
• tobacco smoke
IMPACT ON HEALTH
Formaldehyde is an irritant, and exposure to high concentrations of formaldehyde can cause burning sensations in the eyes, nose and throat. Long-term exposure to moderate formaldehyde concentrations (at levels lower than those causing irritation) may also be linked to respiratory symptoms and allergic sensitivity, especially in children. At very high concentrations, formaldehyde can cause cancer of the nasal cavity. It has been linked to this rare type of cancer in industry workers who are regularly exposed to high levels of formaldehyde.
FORMALDEZORB CARBON REMOVES FORMALDEHYDE
The Formaldezorb carbon (as well as Amaircare formaldezorb canisters) remove 60% to 75% of formaldehyde (and other aldehydes-based chemicals) in a single pass, Amaircare’s Formaldezorb VOC carbon is specialty activated carbon that is chemically modified on the surface with a compound specifically targeting formaldehyde and other aldehydes. Formaldehyde being the most reactive aldehyde, binds to the surface of the modified carbon in a highly effective manner. Standard, good quality activated carbon removes approximately 20% of formaldehyde in a single pass.
The high performance Formaldezorb carbon is specified by healthcare professionals in the USA and Canada where exposure to formaldehyde is a current and growing health concern since recognition by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a carcinogen. Formaldezorb carbon is also used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications where effective removal of formaldehyde and other aldehyde based compounds is needed.
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You can also use this carbon to more affordably refill your home air purifier carbon filters (especially Amaircare air cleaners) if you are concerned about formaldehyde vapors, gases or fumes. So give yourself an extra feeling of safety, protect your health and save money by refilling your carbon filters with quality Formaldezorb bulk activated carbon!