Home Formaldehyde Test Kit from IAQ Screen Check

Because Every Home Contains Formaldehyde

  • Do-it-yourself home test kit contains everything you need to accurately determine the concentration of formaldehyde (a respiratory system irritant and known carcinogen) in your home or workplace
  • Patented Bio-Badge device can be used to measure either room formaldehyde levels or personal exposure over a 24 hour period
  • Simple to use, with clear step-by-step instructions provided
  • Price includes laboratory analysis and test report, i.e., no hidden lab fees
  • Report provided by the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), one of the top microbiology and air quality assessment laboratories in North America
  • Test report provides concentration levels for formaldehyde relative to permitted exposure levels
  • Same test used by indoor air quality professionals, building inspectors and environmental consultants
  • Meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) accuracy requirements and includes a Chain of Custody form


Developed by the environmental scientists at Building Health Check/Pure Air Control Services, an award-winning indoor air quality environmental firm, the Screen Check Formaldehyde Test Kit is an industry-leading product that will accurately identify the concentration of formaldehyde (a known carcinogen) in your indoor air.

Like all Screen Check test kits, the Formaldehyde Test Kit is economical, reliable and simple to use. The test kit comes complete with everything you need to collect a sample for analysis. The patented Bio-Badge device included in the test kit samples the air from an indoor area of up to 2,800 sq. ft. to measure room formaldehyde levels, or may be worn for 24 hours to measure personal exposure levels. Simply follow the easy, step-by-step instructions that are included in the test kit, and then immediately mail the sample to the lab for analysis in the addressed envelope provided (postage is pre-paid if mailed in the US, Canadian customers must affix proper postage).

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Your sample will be analyzed using state-of-the-art equipment by an accredited lab, with a test report provided by the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) in Florida, an elite lab that specializes in environmental microbiology, indoor air quality and environmental allergen testing. EDLab has analyzed hundreds of thousands of indoor environmental samples from around the world and provided legally defensible data for expert testimony.  More about EDLab

A test report showing the concentration of formaldehyde (in parts per million) relative to permissible exposure levels will be emailed to you 7 to 10 business days after receiving the sample at the lab. The report also provides a toll-free number linking you to the experts at EDLab for any questions you may have about your formaldehyde test results.

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Tests For Presence and concentration of formaldehyde
Collection Method Bio-Badge
Number of Samples/Locations
per Kit
Includes 1 sample collection device, which measures formaldehyde concentration in 1 room of up to 2,800 sq. ft.
Alternatively, the device can be worn to measure personal exposure over a 24 period.
Measured In Parts per million (ppm)
Detection Limit Detects formaldehyde levels as low as 0.002 parts per million (24 hours)
Time to Receive Test Results Test report emailed 7 to 10 business days after receipt of sample by lab (please allow sufficient time for the sample to reach the US by mail).
Expiry Your sample should be received by the lab before the expiry date marked on the package (please allow sufficient time for the sample to reach the US by mail).
About Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a strong odour that is found to some extent in every home. It is widely used in making resins, adhesives and textiles, and as a disinfectant, fertilizer, fungicide and preservative. It is also a by-product of combustion. Generally, indoor formaldehyde levels tend to be higher in new or renovated homes, particularly in the summer when it is hot and humid.
Major Indoor Sources
of Formaldehyde
  • Wood stoves, fireplaces, gas stoves, kerosene space heaters
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI)
  • Furniture, cabinets, panelling and building materials made from particleboard, fibreboard or plywood
  • Latex paint, wallpaper, paper products
  • Glues, adhesives, lacquers, varnishes, floor finishes
  • Carpet, curtains, permanent press fabrics
  • Artist and hobby materials, art and craft supplies
  • Household products such as dishwashing liquid, disinfectants, fabric softener, shoe-care products, carpet cleaners, etc.
  • Cosmetics, deodorants, shampoos, nail polish and other personal care products
  • Photocopiers, printers and fax machines
Symptoms of Formaldehyde Exposure
  • Burning sensation in eyes, nose or throat
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Lung irritation, causing coughing, phlegm and shortness of breath
  • Exacerbated breathing difficulties in people with asthma
Long-Term Health Concerns
  • Long-term exposure to formaldehyde in indoor air has been associated with increased allergic sensitivity, inflammation of the airways and the development of asthma.
  • High occupational exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to cancer of the upper respiratory system and leukemia.
Who Should Test for Formaldehyde The Screen Check Formaldehyde Test Kit is ideal for:
  • New homeowners or those who have completed a major home renovation
  • Apartment and condo dwellers concerned about the level of formaldehyde in their unit due to shared ventilation systems
  • Expectant parents who want to assess the safety of a newly renovated baby room or nursery
  • Artists, particularly those who work with oil-based paints
  • Workers in hair, nail and beauty salons
  • Those who live in neighbourhoods that rely heavily on wood heating
  • Those with wood stoves, fireplaces or heating sources that may not be properly vented to the outside
  • Homeowners in pre-1980 homes with UFFI insulation that may be wet or deteriorating
  • Office workers concerned about exposure in the workplace, especially if working in close proximity to photocopiers and printers
  • Those whose offices have been renovated, painted, or had new carpeting or furniture installed
  • Workers in manufacturing plants, laboratories, hospitals, mortuaries and printing plants to determine occupational exposure levels
  • Parents concerned about their children’s exposure to formaldehyde while at school
  • Those sensitized to formaldehyde or who have formaldehyde allergies
Formaldehyde Sample
Test Report
Note: Minimum Risk Levels (MRLs) for formaldehyde are on page 1. A negative room test indicates that formaldehyde is not detectable within the limits of the test at the test location, however, it may be present in lower concentrations or in other locations.
Screen Check Formaldehyde Sample Test Report

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Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers is 100% Canadian-owned, operating out of Ottawa, Canada. We proudly serve Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s and all points in between. We also ship our IAQ Screen Check home air quality test kits anywhere within the contiguous United States.

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Toll Free: 1-877-467-7873
Email: info@modernalchemyair.com

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