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Formaldehyde-Free MDF

Carter Oosterhouse explains how formaldehyde-free MDF cuts down on indoor air pollution.

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MDF (medium density fiberboard), a common building material, is a major source of formaldehyde exposure in buildings. Conventional MDF contains urea-formaldehyde or phenol-formaldehyde, which emit gasses into the air. But the eco-friendly formaldehyde-free MDF eliminates these toxic gases. The area then becomes cleaner and risk of air-born illness is greatly reduced, making it particularly beneficial for homes with children.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:
yellow paint (Behr Oklahoma Wheat #350E-3) — Home Depot
contemporary tan sofa (Affordable Furniture #B-4503), red microfiber chairs (Condor Manufacturing #1G-407-161R) — American Furniture Warehouse
blue paint (Laura Ashley Collection #1404 Chambray 4), green paint (Eddie Bauer Collection Apple Green #EB10-2) — Lowe’s
peel-and-stick wallpaper (Lots of Dots blue, Ribbon Candy red, Pear Stripe, Totally Orange Stripe, Way Cool Blue Box, Stylin' Green Blox) — Wall Pops/Brewster Wallcoverings, Inc.
blue and red curtains, pirate window panels (#10513465) — Target
track lighting (Pro Track Kids Wave Bar ceiling light fixture #99595) — Lamps Plus
Gerber daisies on credenza (item #2462128) — Sears
denim floor pillows (item #9007139), yellow twill floor pillows (item #9007188) — Jo-Ann Stores
red twill pillows (Brentwood Originals, item #4721872027), solid green pillows (Brentwood Originals, item #4721802460) — Wal-Mart

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