Formaldehyde Lab Services
Testing for Formaldehyde in Bulk Building Materials (Wood, Floors, Etc.)
Formaldehyde Off-Gassing Testing from Composite Wood Products
EMSL can test for formaldehyde present in wood products. The types of testing are listed below:
- Installed Composite Wood Products – (EMSL Free Formaldehyde Impinger Method)
Provide EMSL with a 2 inch by 2 inch square piece of the composite wood product and place in a sealed plastic bag. At EMSL, each sample is placed into a glass vial and an air sample is collected from air passing over the flooring product. The air sample collected is evaluated to determine the parts per million (PPM or ug/g) amount of formaldehyde off-gassing concentration in the air from the composite wood product.
Note: This testing cannot be used for CARB ATCM Phase II or European product compliance. This testing can show if detectable formaldehyde levels occur from your composite wood product and can be reviewed against current formaldehyde guidelines for air concentrations and off-gassing amounts.
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Testing for Formaldehyde in Air
- Air Monitoring Badge to Determine Formaldehyde Levels (NIOSH Method 2016 – EMSL Modified)*
EMSL will provide you with an easy-to-use passive room sampler (air monitoring badge) to measure the formaldehyde level in your home. Ideally, you can place a badge(s) in the room(s) where the laminated flooring products are installed and let it sample for a 24-hour sampling period. After completion, return the used badge(s) to EMSL in the mailer provided and the lab can provide you with the formaldehyde concentration levels in PPM in your home.
Note: This testing cannot be used for OSHA, CARB, NIOSH, or EPA regulatory compliance. In addition, other formaldehyde sources can be present such as household products, carpeting, furniture, and cabinetry that can contribute to the airborne formaldehyde levels. These test results can be used to establish if elevated formaldehyde levels exist in the room(s) tested.
Pricing (Consultants and High-Volume Clients - Please Call for Discounts)
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**Badge Cost is $20 each in addition to analysis fee
Bulk (Impinger) and Air Samples may be sent to any of the labs listed below:
EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Corporate Headquarters
200 Route 130 North
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Indianapolis
6340 Castleplace Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
EMSL Analytical, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
10801 Southern Loop Blvd
Pineville, NC 28134
| LA Testing - Hungtington Beach
5431 Industrial Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Please contact us at 1-800-220-3675 or 1-888-958-8170 if we can be of any additional help.
Click here to download a PDF copy of EMSL's Formaldehye Pocket Guide.
Formaldehyde Exposure Guidelines
Formaldehyde Inspections Overview
Formaldehyde Testing Overview
Visit our dedicated Formaldehyde Testing website at www.formaldehydetesting.com.