AIHA Launches Formaldehyde Resource Center

 The new American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) Formaldehyde Resource Center is a hub of information including frequently asked questions regarding formaldehyde and a listing of certified industrial hygiene consultants.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-15-0427-01

CONTACT:
Chanta’ Stewart, AIHA Communications

(703) 846-0700; cstewart@aiha.org

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (April 27, 2015) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) launched a new Formaldehyde Resource Center on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. 

Recently, there has been growing concern regarding overexposure to formaldehyde in laminate wood flooring and other products found in homes. The first of its kind, the AIHA Formaldehyde Resource Center serves as a hub of information regarding formaldehyde, including: frequently asked questions, tips on finding an industrial hygienist to assist in testing and analyzing results of testing if there is a concern of high levels of formaldehyde in the home, and other additional resources. 

“AIHA has responded to numerous requests from consumers concerning press reports of formaldehyde in pressed wood products with the Formaldehyde Resource Center,” said Donald Weekes, CIH, CSP, FAIHA™, member of the AIHA Board of Directors’ Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Committee. 

“The Q&A section provides consumers with expert and well-written answers to many of the questions that are concerning to homeowners and others about the potential of formaldehyde in pressed wood products. The AIHA Formaldehyde Resource Center helps consumers to make well informed decisions about the next steps to take to address this issue,” said Weekes. 

Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring organic compound that can be in gas or liquid form. In widespread use, formaldehyde's toxicity, and volatility make exposure a significant consideration for human health.

To view the Formaldehyde Resource Center, please visit www.FormaldehydeResourceCenter.org

About AIHA®​
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia.

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