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Formaldehyde levels in homes insulated with urea-formaldehyde foam

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Twenty seven UFFI homes in Colorado and Wisconsin were sampled for formaldehyde levels. The formaldehyde concentrations found in these homes averaged 0.059 ppm. Two homes were monitored for an extended period to determine the impact of ambient climatic conditions.

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Schutte, W.C., Cole, R.S., Long, K.R. et al. Formaldehyde levels in homes insulated with urea-formaldehyde foam. Environ Monit Assess 1, 257–261 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00676925

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  • Formaldehyde
  • Foam
  • Environmental Management
  • Climatic Condition
  • Extended Period