Category: Formaldehyde

Content centered around formaldehyde applications and what Sentry Air offers to mitigate formaldehyde fumes and particulate problems.

Taxidermy Fume Control

Taxidermy, the artistic and scientific process of preserving animals’ bodies, utilizes a wide variety of chemicals that can have lasting health effects if not used properly. Taxidermy procedures vary depending on the taxidermist’s preferences, type of animal, and the type of preservation but all types must take proper precautions with fume control to ensure safety…. Learn More

New flooring? Concerned about formaldehyde fumes in your home?

If you were exposed to formaldehyde fumes in your workplace, your employer would be required to explain the risks to you and provide appropriate safety equipment. Why? What is Formaldehyde? Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC). VOCs are chemicals that, due to their inherent qualities, vaporize readily at normal room temperatures. Formaldehyde, an industrial… Learn More

Controlling formalin fumes during histology fixative process

Histology is a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissue as discernible with a microscope. It is commonly performed by examining cells and tissues by sectioning and staining, followed by examination under a light microscope or electron microscope.1 An important step during this process is what is known… Learn More

Press Release 11/02/10

Sentry Air Systems, Inc. offers Fume Extraction System for Brazilian Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout Fumes Salon fume extraction for formaldehyde fumes associated with BKT and Brazilian blowout treatments. HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 — Recent research conducted by The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given salon owners and stylists a reason to exercise… Learn More

OSHA and CROET Release Brazilian Blowout/Formaldehyde Research Details

On Friday, October 29th, Oregon Health Sciences University’s Center for Research in Occupational and Environmental Toxicology’s (CROET) “Emerging Issues and Alerts” section of their website revealed important documents released by Oregon OSHA regarding the research and analysis performed on samples of Brazilian Blowout hair straightening solution. These documents are useful for any salon owner or… Learn More

Research Center Finds Formaldehyde in “Formaldehyde-Free” Brazilian Blowout

On September 16, 2010, Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) issued an important statement regarding the possible toxic effects of one brand of brazilian blowout solution and more specifically: their “Formaldehyde-Free” claim. Generally, these kinds of hair straightening solutions (i.e. brazilian keratin treatment) are used to… Learn More

The Hazards of Formaldehyde Fumes

Formaldehyde is a useful chemical that is used in many manufacturing processes and in day-to-day life. It also poses a danger because of its toxic and carcinogenic properties and as such should be handled safely. Formaldehyde is a volatile organic compound (VOC) with a strong and distinctive odor that can be found in a clear… Learn More

Brazilian Keratin Treatment: Health Risks and a Safety Recommendation

The Brazilian Keratin Treatment is a hair-straightening process that promises straight, smoother, and shinier hair that can last anywhere from six weeks to a few months. This process can take up to four hours and includes multiple steps. According to salontoday.com[1], researchers in Brazil discovered this treatment more than 10 years ago and because of… Learn More