The Dangers of Laminate Flooring

The National Center for Environmental Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a revised report saying everyone who has been exposed to laminate flooring could experience adverse health effects, including a lifetime cancer risk.

“The revised report concludes that irritation and breathing problems could occur in everyone exposed to formaldehyde in the tested laminate flooring, not just in sensitive groups. The report also increased the estimated lifetime cancer risk from breathing the highest levels of formaldehyde from the affected flooring all day, every day for two years. The lifetime cancer risk increased from the previous estimate of two to nine extra cases for every 100,000 people to between six and 30 extra cases per 100,000 people,” the CDC and ATSDR said.

CNN recently reported on the revised report and the Hoffman TILT group considers this an important issue for those affected by chemical intolerance. Read more on CNN.


Article Categories: Blog, Chemical Intolerance/TILT, Remodeling

4 Responses to “The Dangers of Laminate Flooring”

  1. For kitchen renovation it is important you have to select the best flooring material. And there are several flooring materials such as wood, laminate, vinyl, solid, engineered wood flooring, acrylic-impregnated wood flooring. And from this people select the best material which looks good and that increases the appearance of your flooring. Also there are variety of shapes, sizes of materials are available. But the danger of laminate flooring that you have explained in really worth meaning. And that’s really helpful in future. You can also refer this: http://www.hardwooderia.com/dos-and-donts-of-laminate-flooring-maintenance/

  2. Hello, I need help finding Kitchen Cabinets that do not contain Urea Formaldehyde that are reasonably priced. Cabinets with Urea F will cost me 11K to 14K and same size in green non Urea F will cost me $25K and up. Really! Why do sick people have to pay more? Can someone please help me. If you can recommend a reasonable cabinet place that sales non Urea Formaldehyde cabinets I will be so grateful. Thank you

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