AIHA Launches Formaldehyde Resource Center

The new center is a hub of information including a listing of certified industrial hygiene consultants

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has launched a new Formaldehyde Resource Center, the organization announced on Earth Day. The center will serve as a hub of information regarding formaldehyde, including: frequently asked questions, tips on finding an industrial hygienist to assist in testing and analyzing results of testing if there is a concern of high levels of formaldehyde in the home, and other additional resources.

 

“AIHA has responded to numerous requests from consumers concerning press reports of formaldehyde in press wood products with the Formaldehyde Resource Center” said Donald Weekes, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, member of the AIHA Board of Directors’ Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee.

 

“The Q&A section provides consumers with expert and well-written answers to many of the questions that are concerning to homeowners and others about the potential of formaldehyde in pressed wood products. The AIHA Formaldehyde Resource Center helps consumers to make well informed decisions about the next steps to take to address this issue,” said Weekes.

 

According to the news release, formaldehyde’s toxicity and volatility make exposure a significant consideration for human health.

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