Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Formaldehyde Test
Formaldehyde Test Kit Measure exposure to toxic vapors in your home.
Accurate, cost-effective chemical analysis and monitoring with an OSHA approved ACS monitoring badge.
Testing done by Advanced Chemical Sensors, accredited by The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for industrial hygiene testing, and by The New York State Department of Health (ELAP). The laboratory conforms to ISO Standard 17025. There are strict written quality assurance procedures that are reviewed on site by the accrediting agencies.
Almost all homes and offices have formaldehyde vapor. It is associated with wood products and with fabric coatings.
Recommended Indoor Air Formaldehyde Exposure Limits:
The EPA and The American Lung Association Maximum safe level: 0.1 ppm.
The Agengy for Toxic Substances; Disease Registry (ATSDR):
Minimal Risk Levels (MRL): 0.04 ppm (1-14 days exposure)
Intermediate Duration MRL: 0.03 ppm (> 14 - 364 days exposure)
Chronic Duration MRL: 0.008 PPM (365 or more days exposure)
Some people may be sensitive to lower levels. ACS Formaldehyde Vapor Monitor (Cat. No. F-50) will measure below 0.005 ppm. (Less than 5 parts per billion) (Note: Acetaldehyde can also be measured simultaneously.)
Sources of Formaldehyde:
Formaldehyde is used in building materials such as pressed wood products (hardwood plywood wall paneling, particleboard, fiberboard) and furniture made with these pressed wood products. Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI). Combustion sources and environmental tobacco smoke. Durable press drapes, other textiles, and glues.
Health Effects of Formaldehyde:
Formaldehyde, a colorless, pungent-smelling gas, can cause watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty in breathing in some humans exposed at elevated levels (above 0.1 parts per million). High concentrations may trigger attacks in people with asthma.
The kit contains:
1 ACS Monitoring Badge
1 Instruction Manual
1 Mailing Envelope
1 Laboratory Analysis
1 Analysis Report