1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

May 30, 2008

:151 Reduce Formaldehyde

Filed under: :151 Reduce Formaldehyde — Tags: , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:151 EcoTip: When purchasing home maintenance products, carpet and furnishings, look for brands with low levels of formaldehyde. The GreenGuard program is a voluntary program for manufacturers that decide to submit their products for independent evaluation. The program evaluations have a number of criterion. Low formaldehyde levels are one. Products are evaluated by testing for the level of formaldehyde emissions present after being allowed to out-gas for 7 days.


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My co-authors and I have updated our lists for many sources of “better” home related products in the 3rd edition of our new book Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners. 

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