1000 Flowers for the Planet - #644 Reduce Formaldehyde Exposure
Formaldehyde is used in the manufacture of building materials and household products, and as it has been declared a carcinogen, reducing your exposure to it would be a good idea, as it can create health issues, with symptoms similar to cold or flu. It can cause skin irritations, wheezing, coughing and allergic reactions. In themselves, these symptoms may not be overly problematic, and formaldehyde alone may not necessarily be the cause, but reducing one’s risk is always an easy solution or preventative. Formaldehyde is used in the glues that bind together particle board, pressed wood and MDF, all of which are used in the building industry. Formaldehyde is also found in nail polish, some hair products, paints, floor finishes, wallpaper and tobacco smoke, to mention but a few. Being aware of your environment can be important to maintaining good health.