High Levels of Formaldehyde in Chemically Treated FR Fabrics
During recent testing by an accredited body on three imported Chemically Treated flame retardant fabrics two of them were found to have massive formaldehyde levels 996 and 693 ppm and excessive heavy metal content.
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Here’s a few points regarding Formaldehyde:
- Formaldehyde is a colorless, flammable, strong-smelling chemical that is used in building materials and to produce many household products.
- Formaldehyde sources in the home include pressed-wood products, cigarette smoke, and fuel-burning appliances.
- When exposed to formaldehyde, some individuals may experience various short-term effects.
- Formaldehyde has been classified as a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Research studies of workers exposed to formaldehyde have suggested an association between formaldehyde exposure and several cancers, including nasopharyngeal cancer and leukemia.
Source: www.cancer.gov (For the most recent information on this topic please visit the website)
Here’s a few points regarding Heavy Metals:
- Heavy Metal Poisoning – we live in a toxic world. Every day we are exposed to hundreds of toxic metals and chemicals. The heavy metals that most commonly cause problems are mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium (cigarette smoke), and iron.
- Other metals include aluminum, antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, selenium, tin, thallium and uranium.
- The heavy metals that most commonly cause poisoning are iron, lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, aluminum, antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, selenium, tin, thallium, and uranium. Toxic chemicals include formaldehyde, benzene, hexane toluene.
Source: www.evenbetterhealth.com (For the most recent information on this topic please visit the website)Back