Life with Anaphylaxis Vlog June 16, 2018

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Just a quick vlog to keep everyone updated on my experiences. Today’s was a little emotional. Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming with my condition. This round has really placed me in that category. I just wipe away the tears and keep fighting. Every day is a blessing, and I am always highly appreciative of that. Not one day goes by that I don’t give thanks to God. That is my personal belief.

 

E-Cloth Summer Sparkle Tryazon Party

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E-Cloth aims to supply the most effective, healthiest and more environmentally friendly cleaning products at a good value to the consumer. Their chemical-free products use only water to remove dust, grease, oil, grime, dirt and bacteria.”

Ok, who here loves to clean. I know I do, lololol. Well, I love a clean home, and I really don’t mind cleaning. Cleaning is a game of Russian Roulette for me. I have asthma and insane, life threatening allergies. I have frequent anaphylactic reactions. One of my off the chart allergies is dust, and dust mites. Go figure, huh. So, I have to keep on top of cleaning in my home, or I really suffer the consequences. I also have issues with a lot of cleaners as well, both natural and chemical. I am always looking for a healthier way to clean. Both for myself, and my family. I was over the moon when I learned of the company E-Cloth. I had not heard of them before and was blessed with this opportunity to both try out their wonderful, wonderful products, and be able to share about them to others. I was sent a large variety of their cleaning products to try out, and I was sent goodies to give out as well. A win, win for everyone involved.
My package included:


My items to give away are:


So, maybe I shouldn’t have told people ahead of time that the party involved cleaning products, lol. I had a lot of people no show. Their loss, these products are pretty amazing! They loved the coupons, sample E-Cloths, and the contest!


These products are created so you can clean with just using water. No chemicals needed with their line of products. Wow!!!!!!!!!! Now you know why I had to see these for myself. This company was founded in 1995. Since they have been around for over 20 years, I had a lot of faith with them, going into this. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. My first impression upon discovering what was in the box, was sheer happiness. Everything appeared to be of great quality. Nothing was cheap or flimsy, at all. This company started in Europe, and per the company, became Europe’s #1 chemical-free cleaning company. They came to the US in 2008. Their product line includes anything from single cloths to value packs, and complete cleaning sets for kitchens, bathrooms, windows, floors, stainless steel, and electronics, and then some. They have something for everyone.


I know what you are thinking. That’s just surface cleaning. I need to disinfect. Well, I personally agree, I’m a clean freak. But, I do not agree that you need heavy chemicals that are bad for you and the environment, every time you clean. That’s if you are a regular cleaner, lol. People have cited actual harm that has come to their children and themselves, from cleaning agents. I think this company offers a great healthy alternative, that truly is needed.


Now, to further prove that these cloths clean well, here’s some scientific proof from the company:
“Fiber Density – Each e-cloth is fabricated to have as many as 3.1 million fiber strands per square inch of cloth. Nearly 500 million fiber strands are in each cloth. e-cloth’s filaments are so small and so strong; using just water they break up, lift, lock in, and clean deep down into the tiniest grooves and crevices. Dust, grease, oils, grime, dirt and bacteria are quickly and easily removed and locked away deep inside the fibers until the cloths are rinsed or washed. Surfaces are cleaned so effectively that there is nowhere left for bacteria to grow. Surfaces are left polished and totally smear and lint free. e-cloths rapidly absorb 7 times their weight in water. In addition, scientific research carried out by world renowned Silliker Group, has proven that e-cloths also remove over 99% of bacteria.”


The key to the cleaning cloths is to wet them thoroughly, then ring the water out. Then you can dry and polish with the polishing cloths. The dusting glove should be enough to dust the whole house, depending on the size and dust level, of course. To remove the dust from the glove, you will need to wash it, afterwards. The Kitchen pads are like any other scrubbing pad. You do not need to use soap though, with them. Have faith in the cloth; science, remember. The Pet Bowl Scrubber is just a scrubber as well, use it as such. I love the dog bone design though; so cute! I love that E-Cloth offers a water atomizer. It works great with their cloths. It is a fine atomized mist. Not overly heavy, which is what you don’t want with windows, mirrors, surfaces, etc.. It delivers just the right amount, which makes cleaning a breeze. These cloths can be thrown in the washer or rinsed thoroughly with hot water. They are pretty durable, well made, and easy to care for.

I have wood floors and tile through the majority of my home. So, I was very excited to try out their Deep Clean Mop. I love it! The handle is aluminum and comes in two parts, which is easy to put together, and take apart for storage. It extends from 34″ to 61″, which accommodates both different cleaning levels, and heights of those who are using it. It is very to maneuver, and use. I love it! The cloth has a 300 wash guarantee. One comes with it. Just add water to clean your hard surface floors. “True Chemical Free Cleaning – Proven to remove over 99% of all bacteria (including e-coli and listeria) from hard flooring surfaces with just water.” This is from their page about the mop. Yay! The mop head Velcro’s on. So, it’s easy to remove to wash, and reapply. You wet the cloth and wring it out, apply to the mop, then clean your flooring. So simple and quick, and I love that!!!!! You are safe to clean these flooring types with this mop: vinyl, bamboo, laminate, stone, ceramic, tile, hardwood, linoleum, and concrete.


After trying out their mop, I moved onto their stainless steel cleaning cloth, and window cleaning cloth. Two items that I thought might be harder to clean, since both surfaces are so finicky. Well, I was quickly proven wrong. The stainless in my kitchen was so clean and shiny after using the cloth. No lint, or streaks left behind, and no muscle put into it. I literally wiped with the damp cloth and dried with the polishing cloth. The windows were no different. No one really enjoys cleaning windows, and I hate using a ton of paper towels, which I always end up doing. I was over the moon happy to be able to clean all my glass surfaces in my dining room and foyer, without any paper towels. Besides my many windows in that room, I have a china hutch and glass front fireplace. The cloth system proved so easy, and insanely efficient in cleaning all of these surfaces. I cannot recommend this set enough, if you can only grab one set.
No one loves dusting, but I think you might love the dusting glove. With it you can clean those dust collectors so easily. The fibers really do cling onto the dust. My family will get to use that. I, unfortunately couldn’t handle the longer fibers with my fabric sensitivities. It is soft and it is perfect for higher end wood finishes and collectibles. You can clean without worry of damaging anything. My son came in 2nd at a National Woodworking Competition with a TV table build. This glove dusted it beautifully, and for once I didn’t have to worry about the finish on the table, lol. I always sweat over that when cleaning it. I did use the glove myself on this table, since it is quick to do. I was thrilled with it. It even went through my washer and dryer, very well.

All of the products have come through as advertised for me. I am both over joyed and relieved. I love knowing I will not be killing a tree every time I clean my windows and glass items. I normally go through quite a few paper towels. My stainless and floors are so much easier to take care of, and so on and so on. Hello, my name is Carol, and I am an E-Cloth convert. Thank you, E-Cloth, and Tryazon for letting me participate in this Party.

And the winner is:

E-Cloth: https://www.ecloth.com/ecloth-perfect-cleaning-with-just-water.html
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eclothUSA/
Direct link to all of their products: https://www.ecloth.com/All-Products/
E-Cloth’s Get To Know Them Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVowxVXQZDk&t=

I received these product to try from E-Cloth and Tryazon. All opinions are my own. I do not make any money off of the sale of these products, and I have not been paid any money to try out and represent these products.

Influenster Finesse VoxBox Unboxing

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I was so excited to be sent this month’s Influenster Voxbox. This month’s box was titled their Finesse Voxbox. Inside the box were 5 wonderful products:
1. Not Your Mother’s Naturals Blue Sea Kale & Pure Coconut Water Weightless Mouse – MSRP $9. It is stated to be found at Ulta Beauty.
2. Minute Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. MSRP $2.49 (2Cups) Real Organic ingredients. Simple and quick to make; 60 seconds. No preservatives!
3. Olly Super Foods Smoothie – MSRP $29.99 (20.4oz Jar, 15 servings) Use Code: INFLUENSTER to get 20% off all Olly Products until 3/29/18. Only valid on Olly.com. You can mix a serving with a beverage of your choice. It offers 15 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber per serving. Each serving also offers 2 servings of fruits and veggies worth of phytonutrients. This is a plant based Protein drink, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, and has Natural Flavors and Sweeteners.
4. Essie Gel Couture – MSRP $11.50 each. They sent me their 164 Closing Night Gel Coat and 00 Top Coat Platinum Grade Top Coat. This is their 2-step system. They have a patent pending curved brush for application. This system does not require a UV Light, and can actually be removed with regular nail polish remover. They state they have over 100 color choices as well!

Overall this has been a great experience. I discovered some really great, healthy, new products that I did not even know existed. I am so happy to be able to share this experience.

#Ad #Influenster

 

Cooking the cast iron way with Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan.

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I am the main cook in the home, and I cook almost everything from scratch. Cast iron cookware has been a part of our kitchens since childhood. If you haven’t experienced cast iron cooking, you are missing out. Not only is cast iron a highly durable material, that can last a lifetime, but it adds something to your food. Meats are great cooked on cast iron, and all foods get the added benefit of iron to them, from being cooked on it. Cast iron has great heat conduction. Once it heats up, boy is it heated up. You can greatly turn down the heat, while still maintaining great, even cooking. Don’t forget to use a pot holder though, with this pan. This cast iron pan by Eweis Homewares, measures out at 10.5″ (cooking surface), by 1.96″ deep, by 16.5″ to the end of the handle. This is an easy pan to start off with as well. It has already been pre-seasoned. They only used vegetable oil to preseason it. So, it’s ready to go right out of the box.

Care of a cast iron pan is pretty easy. People tend to over think it, really. The key is to wash and dry it after cooking on it. If I let it soak, I only do for a few minutes, and then it cleans easily. Then I try to dry it as much as possible. If you don’t want it out while it’s thoroughly drying, just place it in your oven to dry. While the pan is still a little warm, you can even wipe it down slightly with vegetable oil also. This will keep the pan from rusting. If you let your pan get damp, and surface rust appears, it does clean easily, and doesn’t affect your cooking. There are a lot of hints and tips online, as well.

Cast iron pans can be used stovetop, in the oven, and over a campfire. They are obviously very versatile to own and use. This pan is well made, and great to cook with. With its ridged cooking surface, it’s great to cook different meats on it. This pan even offers the spout, to make draining easier. Overall, it’s a great addition to our home and kitchen. I am really happy with it, personally.

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I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. – Ewei’s Homeware 10.5 inch Pre Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Pan, Square Grill Pan.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found her eon Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZNF0MK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

#CheapDealMagic #GotItFree

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Great products for your home from Rhino Goods Inc.

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Bathroom accessories are not always glamorous. More than not, I am sure you never talk about them with people, and forget to think about them when you are out and about shopping. Nonetheless, they are necessary items in our homes. I came across one company that offers some pretty nice quality items, so I decided to share them on my blog. I had the privilege to test out these products:

1.       Premium Bath Tub Mat – Non-Slip & Anti-Bacterial with suction cups – 29 x 16 in. long, White.

2.       Sammy Tub Side Bath Kneeler & Garden Kneeling Pad with Hook: Orange.

3.       Clean Healthy Living 70×71-Inch PEVA Shower Curtain Liner, White.

4.       Clean Healthy Living Roller Shower Curtain Rings – Polished Stainless Steel.

What I noticed about each product, was the quality. Everything was well made. Everything was practical in use, and not a frivolous expenditure. Quality materials were used in production. Nothing was unhealthy to breathe in. The shower curtain liner is mildew-resistant non-toxic PEVA. I love that. No horrible, unhealthy smells, like the normal PVC shower curtain liners give out. It has 12 rustproof metal grommets, so it’s easy to hang and use. To top it off this liner even has three magnets and 4 suction cups to help keep it in place. The shower curtain liner measures out at 70” x 71” in size.

The Shower curtain rings are made out o stainless steel. So, you will not have any rust worries with these. We love this style of curtain ring, and have been using them for years. Each ring has 5 stainless balls on them, and they really let you roll the curtain across the pole. They do not catch, or get stuck, they just keep on rolling. They watch have a full closure on them as well, and you never have to worry about your curtain falling off the hook. That is a pet peeve of mine. These are so durable and well made, they should last for years.

The other two items I received are a shower mat, and a kneeling pad. They are both made with great quality. Mine arrived in perfect condition. One of my children’s friends past away by falling in the shower. It really never occurred to me, until that happened, about what a possibility it could be. This one is a neural color, thick, and covered with tiny suction cups. It holds very well, and did not have any odor upon arrival. It measures 29” long x 16” wide, so it’s a pretty good size. Just remember to pull it up and let it dry after each use, to prolong its lifespan. It does have antibacterial properties to it, as well.  This bath mat is actually eco-friendly to. “It’s made of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). This microban material is organic, BPA free, and therefore healthier for your family.” I love that! The kneeling pad, I feel can also be used for bleacher seating. It will not just keep your knees from hurting, but your tushy too, lol. I love the large goldfish design. Mine arrived in perfect condition. Kneeling by the tub can be very, very uncomfortable. I love the size, color, and shape of this pad. It’s fun, and endearing. It can be used for so many applications: bathing a little one, gardening, tiling, and home improvement application where you are kneeling, and scooching around, stadium seating, picnic benches, or any other hard seating surface. It’s covered in a neoprene fabric, which is durable, water resistant, and easy to clean. The underside is done on a thick, vinyl like material. It stays put when you press weight onto it. I thought it would be slippery, but I tried it on smooth flooring, in different tests, and it stays put with weight pressing down on it, even just one foot. It has a nylon webbing carry handle. It has a Velcro closure on it, so you could strap it to your towel rack, or stroller, if needed. This mat measures out at 13 ½” long and 12 ½” wide. It’s really cute!

Overall, I am really happy with this company’s products. They are made to be healthier for you, and to last. They are also competitively priced.

I received these items at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review.

This products can be found here on Amazon: Rhino Goods Inc. Storefront:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0131A19HS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O0DFLPM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V93L9TI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HU43AB4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

#GotADiscount #RhinoGoodsInc. #CleanHealthyLiving

A skins’ best friend. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose.

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I did a lot of research on Emu oil a couple of years ago. I have insane allergies with anaphylactic reactions, and get reactive breakouts because of it. They turn into skin infections fast, if I don’t knock it down fast. I went the whole doctor route, and dermatologist, and allergist route. Medicine really doesn’t help at all. Steroids would knock it down, but then it would flare back up even worse. At one point, the skin off my nose was nonexistent to just raw infection.  I had many other spots as well. After a long time of unbelievable pain, I went the al natural, organic route.

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I do have a history of being a nurse, so after a lot of research, I chose a few products. Emu oil was one of them. Wow, it is really healing to the skin. This product is wonderful. It is all 100% pure and organic. Since I have started using Emu oil, as well as a couple others (I rotate), I have not had anything close to the horror I was enduring before them. Emu oil is full of Omega 3 & Omega 6 Fatty Acids, and linoleic acid and oleic acid, that do nothing but heal the skin. It is an anti-inflammatory agent as well. It is perfect on your lips and skin. It has a creamy, and oily texture to it. Even though its’ an oil product, it does not leave an oily residue on your skin. Your skin absorbs it so fast. It has a very faint natural scent to it, but it’s so faint, you do not even notice it on your face and lips. It has a wonderful soft feeling to it. It will not make you break out. In the contrary to a lot of peoples’ beliefs, all oils are not acne causing, lol. They actually do the opposite. They increase the health of your skin. It will not clog your pores either. You can use this on all skin, and skin conditions. I just used this on my sons’ leg. He reacts horribly o common bug bites. Something attacked his leg, and he had huge, hard welts all over it.

They had a lot of heat in them, and I was afraid they were going to go into a skin infection. It has happened to him before. The emu oil helped him tremendously. It took the heat away, and the bites started to soften up, and heal. They were no longer a glowing red color on his fair skin. Since it is a soft creamy oil, it did not sting his bites at all. I am a true Emu Oil believer and user, and I really like this organic Emu Oil from Leven Rose.

I received this at a discount. I was under no obligation to leave my unbiased and honest review. – Organic Pure Emu Oil by Leven Rose – 4 Ounce (4 oz) 100% Natural

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHTUE3I/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Whisper quiet. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.

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I have used dehumidifiers on and off, but rarely do a use a plain humidifier. They are good to have though when the air gets too dry. Though, when I thought about it, I actually use a humidifier all of the time, lol. I use essential oil diffusers, and they place humidity (water) into the air along with essential oils. This humidifier from Ivation is an electronic humidifier, and you can actually choose between heated and non-heated. I used essential oils in this unit when on the non-heated setting. I really enjoy using my essential oil diffusers too. I think it’s so funny that I never tied the two things together. This one unit is working flawlessly. It is so quiet on; you may forget that it is even on. If it wasn’t for the viewable mist and digital screen that is. The screen is very clear, and easy to spot and read. If not using this tabletop, you do have to either lift it up to set it up, or get down on the floor with the it. The screen is on the bottom of the unit. A remote would have been the perfect touch for people who are physically challenged. If you cycle through the settings, you can choose sleep, turbo, Auto, and the Normal. It automatically turns on the heat in each mode, so wait a sec and then hit the heat symbol, and that will turn off the heat. It’s so easy to fill. The top lifts right off, nothing to undo. Then yhe water tank has a large handle. Just lift it up and bring it over to the sink. The cap is large, and easy to grasp, to open it. The sleep mode sets for 8 hours, then shuts off. This unit has auto shut off too, when the water runs out. Turbo and Auto Modes have no timer built into them. Normal does not either, but you can set your own humidity level and timer. I prefer to and pretty much only use the normal mode. The instruction booklet is really clear to read and understand. I wish the ink had been printed darker though. It was done in a really light ink color. You can set the timer from anywhere from 1 – 8 hours. Press the settings button twice, and then use the +/- signs to set your time. On the bottom back of the unit is an aroma compartment. It’s a teeny tray that pulls out and has a thick felt pad in it. You can place essential oils on this pad as you wish. I didn’t get that much from that compartment, and snuck my oils into the water, lol, on the cool mist only. You need to remember to dump out all of the water daily, so no mold or mildew builds. If you aren’t refilling it, dump it out, and let the container air dry before closing it up. The booklet tells you how to clean It thoroughly too. It’s a very stable unit and don’t have to worry about it being easily tipped over. Overall, I am very happy with how it functions. I like the large tank, for all day use. You can direct the stream of humidity since the nozzle can easily be positioned. I am really happy with this unit.

I received this for free, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – DBroth’s Ivation Digital Humidifier w/LCD Control Panel.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQAX148/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Formaldehyde, silent and dangerous! – TONOR Portable Formaldehyde Detector.

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I have insane allergies, to the point that they are life threatening. I have always wondered about how I could detect formaldehyde and other chemicals. I have asthma attacks and anaphylactic reactions to chemicals put in materials, and clothing, etc.. This machine can only detect formaldehyde, but nonetheless, I was very excited to be able to test one out. We, as a family, went out on the town and tested this at mattress stores, furniture stores, and our local Lowes home improvement store. I also tested air outside by busy streets. Before testing out this machine, I did a lot of research, and studied many a government page. There is a lot of information, and not surprising, some contradictory information on these sites. One thing that is known, is that it is a carcinogenic chemical. It’s important to test your air, and know what your body is breathing in, and absorbing. This machine is pretty easy to read. You can choose between mg, and ppm, as your reading. I did parts per million. That’s what the charts on the OSHA and other government sites used. You can find formaldehyde everywhere which is scary. Exhaust from cars will put out formaldehyde. They use it in a lot of building materials, and furniture, especially foam. RVs and mobile homes can also be hotbeds for formaldehyde. FEMA recently was sued for the high formaldehyde counts in their trailers. You can never get rid of the formaldehyde in your home, it’s everywhere, but if you know the count, you can lower it with proper ventilation, and changing items out. Higher counts can cause asthma, sinus infections, eye and ear irritation, cancer, allergic reactions, and more. If you are pregnant, and or, have little ones in the home, they are even more susceptible. This reader is very simple to operate. The instruction pamphlet is just that, a pamphlet. It is pretty easy to follow. I tuned the audible alarm off, and left the vibration on. I didn’t want to freak people out. You can set the high and low alarm parameters as well. They come preset as 0.1 as the low, and 0.3 as the high, and I left them there. I sis read in my research that OSHA will only allow workers to work in an environment with a reading of 0.75, for only 8 hours at a time. One of the furniture stores I went into had very high readings, of up to around 0.936ppm. That is very high. We had been talking to a salesman for a while, when I finally brought it to his attention. He said they recently had construction work done on the building, and one coworker became ill. He was very concerned. I actually emailed him the photo of the reading, and he said he was going to contact OSHA. Only you can protect yourself, so it’s important to know what the environment you are in is really like. Believe it or not, they even “size” material in formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals. If your clothing, or leather item, you just bought has an odor to it, more than likely it’s the chemicals your clothing was processed with. Some clothing shuts my throat just by being too close it, and especially by touching it.

There are only 5 buttons on the machine, and they are clearly labeled. The main button is the power button, which is the center button. When you press it , hold it for a second, and you wil hear a beep. The screen will pop on, and count down from 10. Then you will notice the reading pop up. At the bottom right, of the reading, you will notice the air temperature reading. It comes on in Celsius, but you can switch it to Fahrenheit by pressing the right arrow button once. You will also see the battery reading. This requires 3 AA batteries to operate. They are not included, and no tool is needed to access the battery compartment, which is located on the back of the unit. If you do  quick press of the power button, it will bring you to a menu screen, where you can choose to change the settings for the high and low, or alarm on or off, as well as an auto off. Mine powers off at 30 minutes. You press the up and down arrows to scroll through the list. The first list is only two items. Bring it down to alarm, and then press the right arrow button. That will take you to the list to choose alarm options. To get back to the main screen, just press the button on the left once. The “autooff” section is where you would go to choose your preferred time for the auto off. If you had a small tripod, you could attach it to the back of the unit, to have it freestanding in an area. This is good if you want to walk around the room, and hit items, to create more airflow, and still being able to read the unit. For example, when we hit the mattresses, the formaldehyde reading would go up. You need to create a flow of the item in the air. You will also notice that when the air system comes on in the room, your reading just may go up as well. I find this machine very easy to operate, fascinating, and highly helpful.

Some of the sites I researched are as follows:

https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/formaldehyde-factsheet.pdf

http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/121919/AN%20UPDATE%20ON%20FORMALDEHYDE%20final%200113.pdf

https://www3.epa.gov/ttn/atw/hlthef/formalde.html

 

I received this in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. – TONOR’s Portable Formaldehyde Detector with Sound-light Alarm.

If you would like to purchase this product, it can be found here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HDA6TKE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1