Project: Healthy Life

Have you ever wondered what materials composes a door?

All the doors present on the market are constructed with materials that contain more or less toxic substances.

We can summarize these substances in one word: Formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde is a chemical compound which is used as means of conservation and as bactericide. Its aqueous solutions are colourless and have a characteristic smell. In view of its widespread use, toxicity, and volatility, exposure to formaldehyde is a significant consideration for human health. Formaldehyde is an intermediate in the oxidation (or combustion) of methane as well as other carbon compounds, e.g. forest fires, in automobile exhaust, and in tobacco smoke. When produced in the atmosphere by the action of sunlight and oxygen on atmospheric methane and other hydrocarbons, it becomes part of smog. Formaldehyde can be toxic, allergenic, and carcinogenic.