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Formaldehyde and Laminate Flooring

Flooring, and Formaldehyde Recently CBS news reporters for 60 Minutes uncovered an issue with Lumber Liquidators bamboo flooring from China.  Their investigative reporters revealed that Lumber Liquidators flooring has high levels of formaldehyde.  Formaldehyde is listed as a carcinogen by several health standard organizations. Formaldehyde in laminate flooring can be the source of respiratory problems – breathing issues, and symptoms similar to a cold or flu.  Children, who are closer …Read More

Indoor Air Quality – Sources of indoor air pollution

There are many sources of indoor air quality problems in homes, office buildings, or other public buildings.  They are outlined below: Particulates – particulates are really small solid specks of dust-like material that are so small they can be inhaled.  If you have a wood stove and you’ve cleaned out the ash pan, you will have a good idea of what a high amount of particulate looks like when the …Read More

Indoor Air Quality and Weatherization

With rising fuel prices and the onset of winter (particularly here in Northern Vermont) I find folks buttoning up their houses against the oncoming cold.  Tight buildings, or those with less air infiltration, tend to build up air contaminates at a much higher rate than those buildings that are drafty.    Traditionally, EverGreen receives the most requests for Indoor Air Quality concerns during the winter, when less cold air is …Read More