Influence of wooden flooring on indoor air quality

Due to new environmental trends and restrictions and due to more interest in using renewable materials with circularity, wood has become an important group of building materials for such as flooring. Since flooring materials uses relatively high amounts of adhesives mostly belonging to urea-formaldehyde (UF) and contain terpenes, it is of utmost interest to investigate how such materials influence the indoor air climate and thereby may cause health problems. For this reason, we investigated several commercial flooring materials and found some very unexpected results. According to international Occupational Exposure Limit levels (), aldehydes are very hazardous for health at incredibly low concentrations. They are also classified as human carcinogens according to EPA In this presentation emission results and the ways to reduce or eliminate emissions will be discussed.
Duration: 23:02
Speaker: Dr Swaraj Paul
Company: PP Polymer
Conference: European Coatings Show Conference 2021 virtual
Session: Wood coatings
Date: 13.09.2021