Gasera analyser monitors low levels of formaldehyde in ambient air
17 Apr 2017
The Gasera One Formaldehyde is a new portable analyser which, says the company, can continuously monitor indoor and outdoor background levels reliably for the first time.
Based on the technology of the Gasera One platform, the product is designed to achieve below 1 ppb detection limit, well under the 16 ppb recommendation for occupational exposure limit by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the USA.
Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogenic compound which is difficult to monitor with existing technologies.
Industrial emissions, traffic, building materials, cooking, and tobacco smoking are sources of formaldehyde. Many everyday products, such as cosmetics, furniture and detergents also contain the compound.
Formaldehyde can cause acute health problems and is a special concern for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with breathing problems, such as asthmatics.