Question from Tycho In terms of formaldehyde emissionsis CDX plywood a safe choice as a subfloor in a residence Ive heard that CDX plywood (also called exterior grade plywood I believe) only contains phenol formaldehyde (not the more toxic urea formaldehyde) and therefore is a good choice for a subfloor underneath a hardwood floor.
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ParticleboardPlywood and Fiberboard (popular subfloors) Shampoos and Cosmetics Perhaps the biggest shocker is the realization that formaldehyde is one of the main chemicals used for the embalming process in mortuaries.
Most plywood is made with formaldehyde based adhesivesFormaldehyde gas is known to cause cancerthough so many people are looking for an alternative to formaldehyde.
Exterior grade plywood typically uses phenol formaldehydewhich still off gasses but at a much lower rateYou can find interior plywood at greater cost that is urea formaldehyde free (meaning they use phenol formaldehyde) but you cannot find a lo VOC exterior grade plywood.
From contributor F You could buy a formaldehyde free plywoodIf you already have the woodcabinets are typically sprayed with lacquer or conversion varnish though I doubt this will stop the formaldehyde from off gassing.
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Formaldehyde is found in many household products such as gluespermanent press fabrics paper product coatings and the adhesives in particleboard fiberboard and plywoodAcute exposure is irritating to the eyes nose and throat and subsequent exposures may cause allergic reactions of the skin eyes and respiratory tract.
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