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Does particle board furniture covered with acrylic lacquer and veneer layer off gas, or does the top layer block the off gassing?

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I am concerned about some IKEA furniture that I have. It is mainly particle board with acrylic lacquer and veneer on top. Are all of these components toxic? Does the lacquer or the vaneer block the particle board from off gassing?




 

 

I am concerned about some IKEA furniture that I have. It is mainly particle board with acrylic lacquer and veneer on top. Are all of these components toxic? Does the lacquer or the vaneer block the particle board from off gassing?

Particle board contains formaldehyde typically which does offgas. It depends if IKEA offgases this in the manufacturing process or not.

Lacquer contains Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which offgas more than particle...


 

 

 
 
 

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