LL's High-Formaldehyde Laminate Can Cause Health Problems, Says Fed
Washington, DC, February 11, 2016—Federal
regulators believe that the laminate flooring with high levels of formaldehyde
sold by Lumber Liquidators may trigger breathing problems and risk of cancer
from exposure to the flooring was increased, though only by a small amount.
According to a report published
by an organization for the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, the
flooring gave off enough formaldehyde gas to irritate the eyes, nose and throat
in many people and may cause breathing problem in people with preexisting
conditions, like asthma.
The testing was completed by the
Consumer Product Safety Commission that provided its results to the Center for
Disease Control and Prevention, which analyzed the risk to human health.