Did you know that most cabinetry is made with plywood and furniture board that contains formaldehyde adhesive? In fact, according to the World Health Organization, formaldehyde is the most commonly used preservative in composite wood products. Over time, formaldehyde will off-gas into your indoor air, potentially posing a health hazard to you and your family.
Photo: 99% of cabinetry contains toxic formaldehyde adhesives!
WHAT IS FORMALDEHYDE?
But what is formaldehyde, and why is it harmful? Formaldehyde is a colorless, highly toxic gas that's commonly used in the production of many household products, including cabinetry. It's classified as a human carcinogen, and has been linked to a variety of negative health effects, including respiratory problems, headaches, and even cancer. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that formaldehyde exposure can cause watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat, nausea, and difficulty breathing.
If you're concerned about the potential health risks of formaldehyde in your cabinetry, you're not alone. Many people are now choosing to upgrade to nontoxic and vegan cabinetry options, which are free of formaldehyde, other harmful chemicals, and animal products. These types of cabinetry are made with sustainable, eco-friendly materials, and provide both beauty and functionality to your kitchen.
Photo: Lady wearing a gas mask to protect herself from toxic cabinetry.
IS THERE A NONTOXIC OPTION?
At Maldon Cabinetry, we're proud to offer a wide selection of nontoxic vegan cabinetry options, which are cabinets that have no added urea formaldehyde. Our cabinetry is made with high-quality materials with a strong company focus on sustainability by planting one tree per cabinet sold. Plus, our cabinetry is available in an almost limitless variety of styles and finishes, so you can easily find the perfect fit for your kitchen.
By choosing nontoxic cabinetry, you can help protect your indoor air from harmful chemicals, and make a positive impact on the environment. It's a simple choice that can have a big impact on your health and the health of the planet. Plus, you'll love the look and functionality of your new cabinetry, and you'll be able to enjoy it for years to come.