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Codes & Solutions How to Minimize Formaldehyde for a Healthier Home

Since the recent Lumber Liquidators controversy surrounding high levels of formaldehyde in Chinese-made flooring, builders and remodelers across the country have been inundated with questions about the chemical and the danger it poses to indoor air quality. A new web site from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the Formaldehyde Resource Center, is helping to answer these concerns.

Here, BUILDER magazine talks with AIHA president-elect Daniel H. Anna, who breaks down the facts and myths about the toxic chemical and its use in homes across the country.

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