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  • Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)

    A type of insulation widely used in the 1970s that sometimes released formaldehyde gas, now rarely used.
  • Particle Board

    Made from small softwood particles that resemble coarse sawdust, and is usually held together with potent urea-formaldehyde (UF) glue.
  • Medium Density Fiberboard

    MDF is a manufactured wood product widely used in home construction that is produced from fine wood fibers which are bonded with resins or glue.
  • MDF

    Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is a manufactured wood product widely used in home construction. MDF is produced from fine wood fibers which are bonded with resins or glue.
  • Formaldehyde-Based Glues

    Common glues that hold together manufactured wood products such as plywood, oriented strand board and medium density fiber board.
  • Plywood

    Material made of several layers of wood glued together, which is widely used in home construction.
  • Oriented Strand board (OSB)

    As with construction-grade plywood, it can often be used in a healthy house if it is well-separated from the living space.
  • Formaldehyde

    A common gas found in indoor air, often released from building materials, consisting of 1 carbon atom, 2 hydrogen atoms, and 1 oxygen atom.
  • Engineered Wood

    Engineered wood has become a popular choice for environmentally preferable flooring.
  • Hypoallergenic

    This type of labeling is not quite a promise that an item will not trigger an allergic reaction.
  • All-Cotton

    Understand the claims on the labels of your all-cotton items.
  • Sheathing

    Sheathing adds strength and wind resistance to house walls, and is now made in a variety of materials.
  • Concrete

    Durable, versatile material made of four main ingredients: cement, aggregate, water, and admixtures.

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