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Yes, TiO2 will be no harm of direct touching the material or having direct contact with it after its drying time. The US certified it as a food additive in 1968 and Japan did in 1983. It is now used widely in making white chocolates and functional cosmetics, including lipsticks.

 

photocatalyst TiO2
Since photocatalyst TiO2 is only acting as semi-conductor catalyst, it is not consumed during the oxidation process. Freshome is now offering a three years product and services warranty.

 

photocatalyst
After being dry, photocatalyst forms a very solid film that can’t be wiped off unless strong cleaning chemicals are used.

 

Volatile Organic Compounds
VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds are gases given off by a number of indoor sources.
Formaldehyde is one of the most common VOCs. Formaldehyde is a colorless gas with an unpleasant smell. It is common in many building materials such as plywood, particleboard, and glues. Formaldehyde is also found in furnishings (furniture, drapes and carpets) and in some types of foam insulation. Other sources of VOCs and formaldehyde include burning of fuels: gas, wood, kerosene, and tobacco products. VOCs also come from personal care products such as perfumes and hair spray, from cleaning agents and dry cleaning fluid, paints, lacquers and varnishes, and from copying and printing machines.
VOCs can be released from a product for several years, though the amounts given off tend to be less as the product ages and “dries out”.

 

Volatile Organic Compounds
VOCs can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, nausea and dizziness, and skin problems. Higher amounts can cause irritation of the lungs and wheezing. Higher exposures to formaldehyde may also cause memory problems and anxiety.

 

Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling gas. It is used to make building materials and household products. Formaldehyde is used to make walls, cabinets, and furniture.

 

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Formaldehyde can make you feel sick if you breathe a lot of it. People can have symptoms such as:
• Sore throat
• Cough
• Scratchy eyes
• Nosebleeds.
Scientists use the words “exposed” or “exposure” to talk about how people come in contact with a substance, such as formaldehyde. Some people are more sensitive than others, so an exposure that causes no problems for some people can make other people sick or uncomfortable. Some of these symptoms also happen with other upper respiratory illnesses, such as colds/flu and seasonal allergies, so if you have these symptoms we recommend that you see a doctor or another medical professional.In general –
• If you are more sensitive to formaldehyde and are exposed to more of it for a longer time, you are more likely to have symptoms.
• If you are exposed to less formaldehyde for a shorter time, you are less likely to have symptoms, especially if you are not sensitive to formaldehyde.Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer. The cancer of greatest concern is cancer of the nose and throat. Scientific research has not yet shown that a certain level of formaldehyde exposure causes cancer. However, the higher the level and the longer the exposure, the greater the chance of getting cancer. Exposure to formaldehyde might increase the chance of getting cancer even at levels too low to cause symptoms.

 

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How was the Formaldehyde Emission reading was determined?
Lab Test (Taiwan CNS2215)

– Size of Eco Board use in the Formaldehyde Emission Testing = 40cm x 40cm
– The Eco Board will keep in a space with good ventilation for 7 days before sending for lab testing.
– After 24 hours of lab tesing, total amount of Formaldehyde emission was recorded.

Lab Test Result vs Actual Woodworking Process

This lab test result does not take into account the formaldehyde emission from other chemical used along the wood working process, for example: glue used in laminations process.

Lab Test Result vs Actual Cabinet Using Super E0 ECO Board

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Imagine the Formaldehyde emission rates in this room.

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How can Formaldehyde affect my health?

Nasal and eye irritation, neurological effects and increased risk of asthma and/or allergy have been observed in humans breathing 0.1 to 0.5 ppm. Eczema and changes in lung function have been observed at 0.6 to 1.9 ppm.

Decreased body weight, gastorintestinal ulcers, liver and kidney damage were observed in animals orally exposed to 50-100 milligrams/ kilogram/ day formaldehyde.