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Formaldehyde Isn't Just Used In High School Anatomy (HINT: it's in your mattress)

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First of all let's talk about what Formaldehyde is. It is a gas used to preserve and has a distinct, harsh smell. You probably remember it from you high school science lab. The same thing that encased Miss Piggy in anatomy is in your mattress. The government allows a certain amount of formaldehyde in furniture according to an article in Furniture Today by Thomas Russel. In a test of five furniture items from Wayfair, two were found to have more formaldehyde than allotted. However, that isn't the point. The point is, why is it allowed at all. The other three...

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