Where is it Commonly Found?Composite wood products, insulation, furniture, and adhesives.
What are its known health effects?
What are its suspected health effects?
There are many readily available composite wood, insulation, furniture, and adhesives products that don't have any added urea-formaldehyde.
Additional Regulatory Information
Was almost banned in the 1980s but overturned in the courts.
Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?Living Building Challenge (1.2) - Prerequisite 5;
How is it Categorized?
What is it’s Origin?
Also known as Urea-methanol. Approximately 6 billion pounds of formaldehyde is produced in this country annually.
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