Our lines of Molding and Adhesives for molding installation also do not contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. It is a colorless, strong-smelling gas that has been used quite profusely in building materials and many household products.
Its most common use is in adhesives and the adhesive that is used in pressed wood products such as MDF moldings and baseboards. You might have heard about it in the news in regards to the FEMA trailers used in the recovery effort after Hurricane Katrina.
It is usually present in no more than .06 parts per million, but if it ever reaches. 1 parts per million or more it may cause side effects such as respiratory problems, burning and watery eyes, burning sensation in nose and throat, nausea, coughing, tightness in chest, wheezing, and/or skin reactions (such as rashes).
Formaldehyde was put on the list of carcinogenic elements. There is no certainty in the amount that would cause it—depends on the exposure type and duration of the exposure to the chemical. In a recent article in the New York Post (Friday, February15, 2008, “FEMA’ cane aid is Toxic”) Mike Stobbe described the situation where “Health officials are urging hurricane victims be moved out of their government issued trailers as soon as possible.
Apparently “in some trailers the levels were nearly 40 times customary exposure levels, raising fears that residents could contract respiratory problems.” Our homes should be our refuge not our undoing.
This is why InvitingHome.com has made such an effort to provide “people safe” and “environmentally friendly” moldings. They may be a bit more expensive, but since these moldings will be in our home for the rest of your life why would you want to fill your home with moldings that are harmful to our family and hazardous to the environment?
You can rest assured that all of our architectural products are green and that we are conscious of any other ways to be proactive in helping keep the environment clean. For example, our manufacturer has switched from petroleum to gas at its main manufacturing plant. Petroleum is mostly made up of hydrocarbons. As the hydrocarbons burns they create carbon dioxide, water, sulphur, and carbon monoxide. When natural gas is burnt, one molecule of carbon dioxide for every two water molecules is released, making it the cleaner fuel alternative. This change ends up lowering the carbon monoxide emission at the factory by 660,000 lbs a year. At InvitingHome.com we are also conscious to reuse packing material and all cardboard is sent to a recycling facility.
Our quality molding is incredibly durable (as strong or stronger than wood) with a tough, but extremely smooth surface. The high density molding save you time and money due to the fact that you do not have to prime them—they come pre-primed. It is not cumbersome because of how lightweight it is which makes it much easier to install and more fuel-efficient to ship.
With InvitingHome.com you are not sacrificing style or quality to help the environment or protect your family.
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