Environmental project No. 1815, 2016

Emission of Formaldehyde from Furniture

Test Results and Assessment of Impact on Indoor Air Quality


The emission of formaldehyde from 20 pieces of furniture, representing a variety of types, was measured in climate chambers. Most tests show low emissions but certain scenarios of furnishing, including furniture with large surface areas in relation to room volume can emit formaldehyde resulting in concentrations above the WHO recommended limit of 0.1 mg m-3

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