Comments on: Reducing Exposure to Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products The EPA Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:12:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dawn Thu, 30 May 2013 12:10:38 +0000 As someone who is allergic to formaldehyde, I’m glad to see that steps are being taken to reduce its use, especially in homes, where studies say we spend 90% of our lives. Eliminating the use of formaldehyde and other carcinogens IS the right thing to do. The most vulnerable in our population: fetuses, young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune system, deserve to be protected from health-harming chemicals. The cleaner our homes and work places are, the healthier we will all be.