Formaldehyde Air Testing
High levels of formaldehyde off gassing in the environment can cause adverse health effects. Some people show symptoms of throat irritation, eye and skin irritation and has been known to cause cancer. We can conduct testing to ensure the air is safe in the environment.
Formaldehyde odours are generally a concern when a building has recently finished construction or recently renovated. We can help locate the source of the formaldehyde using a PID VOC meter. This meter will help us locate the source or material which is off-gassing.
However, if you would like a more accurate result, we can take a sample using a specialised collector that can identify the different formaldehyde sources emitted - glues, building materials, paints resins etc.
Formaldehyde is a colourless chemical with a strong odour similar to ammonia. It is part of a larger group of chemicals called VOC (Volatile Organic Compound). It is typically found in:
- Building material including - plywood and particleboard
- Lacquers and varnishes
- Glues and adhesives
- Cleaning products such as detergent and disinfectants
- Electronic equipment such as printers and computers.
It is also a byproduct of combustion such as that from a cigarettes, fireplaces, cars and trucks.
The national occupational exposure is is 1 part per million 8 hour time-weighted average and 2 part per million short term exposure limit. It is governed in Australia under the The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS).
How Can We Help You?
We can provide testing to see if your environment is safe. If there are elevated levels, we can produce a report which can assist in reducing the levels. Call now for an inspection.