Formaldehyde Testing

Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling gas. It is used to make building materials and household products. Formaldehyde is also used to make walls, cabinets, and furniture. Visit the CDC website for 'What You Should Know about Formaldehyde' to learn more.

ESG offers on-site analysis for airborne formaldehyde vapor. The test device provides a detection range of 0-0.4 ppm (parts per million) with a measurement in only 30 minutes, satisfying the requirements for the World Health Organization level of 0.08 ppm.

Formaldehyde is found in many building products and furniture, and research indicates that many newer homes have unsafe levels of this gas in the air. ESG's own testing of new and existing homes often produces surprising data with formaldehyde levels registering above established threshold levels.

ESG has found that formaldehyde testing is very useful for the following applications:

  • new homes
  • woodworking shops
  • coating & varnishing
  • engineered wood products
  • laminate flooring
  • medical & veterinary offices
  • carpet manufacture & storage
  • mobile homes

CDC formaldehyde levels from Environmental Solutions Group