The National Center for Environmental Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cigarette smoke, fuel-burning appliances and pressed-wood products are among formaldehyde sources found in homes. The agency reports that higher formaldehyde levels also can be found in newer homes or houses with new construction, although levels decrease over time.
Because formaldehyde levels increase with a rise in temperature and humidity, the center's health experts report that you can reduce exposure by improving ventilation, regulating temperatures and reducing humidity levels through the use of air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Don't smoke, especially indoors. If you see mold, remove it. At Allergy Be Gone, we carry a full line of premium dehumidifiers, mold cleaners and air conditioners with high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters. If you've got questions, email or call us toll-free.