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Things That Are Harmful In Your Home & What You Can Do About Them

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21. Pressed Wood Furniture
Pressed wood paneling was popular during the '60s and '70s, and there is still a lot of furniture in rotation from that era. The problem with pressed wood pieces is that the glue that holds the wood particles together could be hazardous. Some of the pieces use urea-formaldehyde as a resin, and the EPA has discovered that this is the largest source of formaldehyde emissions indoors.

These emissions can lead to asthma attacks, watery eyes, and a burning throat. While it's great to buy vintage, it's better to just avoid pressed wood furniture and paneling if you can.