The Sacramento Bee notes that California officials have classified formaldehyde as an air contaminant since 1992. It's also considered a human carcinogen. A branch of the California Environmental Protection Agency has "basically said there's no safe level."
We have already suggested that the building industry should ban formaldehyde; it is hard to believe that it is allowed in childrens' furniture.::Sacramento Bee
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