CBS’s 60 Minutes has recently found that wood boards, laminate and flooring from Lumber Liquidators have excess levels for Formaldehyde.  For a full review please click here.
Our formaldehyde detectors allow for rapid, easy visual detection of formaldehyde in the air, food and drinks. (PATENT PENDING)

Formaldehyde Information

Formaldehyde is a toxic material that can kill bacteria and viruses as well as damage human cells. Many pressed boards, laminant and hardwood floors includes the use of adding certain derivitives of Formaldehyde to them in their manufacturing process.  These derivitives still emit unpolymerized Formaldehyde gas into the air for several years which can cause many health issues.
Food manufacturers sometimes add Formaldehyde to foods such as fish, meats, milk, noodles meats, etc to extend its shelf-life. Many ordinary foods naturally contain small amounts of Formaldehyde however, excess Formaldehyde has been reported in many foods.  Although adding formaldehyde to foods is forbidden in many countries, some manufacturers still add it in particular if the food is expected to stay un-refrigerated for a while. Consumers of foods need to know if they contain excessive and dangerous amounts of formaldehyde. Inspectors of food need to know if formaldehyde was added purposely and illegally to the food.
Excess exposure to formaldehyde is known to cause many issues including:

  • Stinging, Burning or Itching
  • Excess Tearing


  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit
  • Nausea

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitus
  • Rashes, Sores and Hives


  • Chest Tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma
Nose or Throat:

  • Stinging , Burning or Itching
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny Nose
  • Blocked Sinuses
  • Sneezing
  • Cancer

Avaliable Products

Dosimeters for Monitoring Formaldehyde Gas Dosimeter for Formaldehyde


Product Description and Use

Each dosimeter is worn on an employee’s collar or pocket or in a particular exposure area. The dosimeter can be checked at regular intervals throughout the day to ensure exposure levels comply with government regulations.
The color on the center of the dosimeter can be visually compared to the reference colors pre-printed on the cards to semi-quantitatively estimate exposure. Electronic readers are also available which allow for quantitative determination and record-keeping of exposure.
Detector Features:
  • Semi-Quantitative Visual Analysis
  • Electronic Reader Available or Free In-Lab Quantitative Analysis
  • Detection Range of 0 to 1 ppm*hr
  • Selective Response
  • Small and Lightweight (Size of a Credit Card)
  • Long Shelf-Life

Detectors for Formaldehyde in Liquids

Detectors for Formaldehyde in Solid Foods

FRM-04 Formaldehyde Detectors FRMSWB-04 Formaldehyde Swab Detectors
  • Detects Formaldehyde in Water, Drinks or Food Instantly
  • Detects as low as Five Parts Per Million
  • Semi-Quantitative, Visual Analysis
  • Selective Response
  • Long Shelf-Life
  • Detects Formaldehyde on Fish, Fruit, Cheese and other Meats Instantly
  • Detects as low as Five Parts Per Million
  • Qualitative, Visual Analysis
  • Selective Response
  • Long Shelf-Life
For pricing and additional information on these detectors, please Request a Quote and our representatives will contact you with additional information.