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The formaldehyde level in my condo tested at an elevated level. Could 6-8 year old laminate flooring cause this?

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I recently bought an older condo that has laminate flooring throughout. Something in the condo was making me ill, so I had it tested for formaldehyde. The formaldehyde level came back elevated (65 ng well above the acceptable level of 20 ng.) The laminate flooring is about 6-8 years old. Do you think that is what is causing the high level of formaldehyde? How long does laminate continue to offgas formaldehyde. Thanks.




 

 

I recently bought an older condo that has laminate flooring throughout. Something in the condo was making me ill, so I had it tested for formaldehyde. The formaldehyde level came back elevated (65 ng well above the acceptable level of 20 ng.) The laminate flooring is about 6-8 years old. Do you think that is what is causing the high level of formaldehyde? How long does laminate continue to offgas formaldehyde. Thanks.

Dear Carl,

This is a challenging question, because it is hard to find point sources of formaldehyde.

My understanding is that laminate wood products off-gas for about 10 years. The levels coming...


 

 

 
 
 

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