Have you heard about the dangers of formaldehyde in Chinese laminate flooring? CBS’s 60 Minutes recently ran a story about flooring Lumber Liquidators has imported from China. In testing completed by certified labs, every sample of Lumber Liquidators’ imported laminate flooring from China exceeded California’s formaldehyde emissions standards. The average formaldehyde levels in these floor samples were six to seven times above the state standard; some were as much as 20 times over the acceptable level!
Too much formaldehyde in the air can make people sick, causing symptoms such as:
- Eye, throat, and nose irritation
In fact, in lab animals, formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer. As a result, the EPA has classified formaldehyde to be a “probable human carcinogen.”
In short, formaldehyde is not something you want to have present in high concentrations in your property!
Effective Formaldehyde Testing
If you’ve recently had Lumber Liquidators flooring installed, you have reason to be concerned. The formaldehyde in your floors could be leaching into the air, potentially making your family or your employees ill. The best approach is to have your home or business tested to see if it contains high levels of formaldehyde.
Capital Environmental Enterprises Inc. offers comprehensive formaldehyde testing among our full range of environmental services. We can take air samples to determine whether your property is safe from dangerous formaldehyde or whether steps need to be taken to reduce the formaldehyde concentrations in your space. Our professionals adhere to all relevant NIOSH standards for sample collection, and each formaldehyde test is sent to an independent lab for analysis. Sample collection for our formaldehyde tests can be completed in a few short hours, and we’ll have the results returned to you ASAP.
Professional testing is a must to ensure accurate results. Capital Environmental Enterprises Inc. has been performing environmental testing services in Indianapolis for more than 28 years, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you. If you’re worried about Chinese flooring, Lumber Liquidators, and your property, contact us now for the expert formaldehyde tests you deserve. We’re standing by to take care of you!