gwg – are your cabinets eco-friendly?

Here it is…my first published article/post on GetWithGreen:

Living ‘green’ definitely has it’s benefits.  Not only is it good for our environment and health, but purchasing certain products will actually avoid carcinigeons found in chemicals.  Most cabinets these days are made of particle board that is full of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.  

Sure, it seems that these days, there are carcinogens everywhere, so why are formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) so harmful?  Unfortunately, kitchen cabinets are the main source of formaldahyde emissions in the home.  This of course is alarming to me because the kitchen is the room my kiddos and I spend the majority of our day.  One problem with formaldehyde is that it can actually make you more sensitive to other chemicals.  

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