Originally Posted by smitt2012
... does formaldehyde even seep into clothes and beds/cribs??
has anyone ever dealt with this before, or know how to get rid of formaldehyde from clothing etc??
any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I am extremely reactive to off-gassing and chemicals, such as formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). When exposed, I get breathing problems, erratic heart-rate, mental confusion, fatigue and higher blood pressure.
That said... when my home was exposed, I found that, in most cases, just removing the offending furniture, appliance, paint, etc., that contained the VOC, took care of the problem. In quite a few cases, I would also air out my place for an hour or so.
That tells me that my clothing and my other possessions did not absorb the VOC or formaldehyde, otherwise I would not be able to still live here.
I can't say how you or your family would be effected. Your family might be far more sensitive or reactive than me, but I am extremely sensitive.