Cheap furniture could emit formaldehyde

The Courier-Mail reports that tests by Australian furniture manufacturers have shown flat pack furniture and shelving imported from China may be emitting very high levels of formaldehyde, known to cause cancer.

The tests found some furniture components had formaldehyde emissions at levels well above official international thresholds for eye and throat irritations and deemed by Australian standards as unsuitable for use indoors or in poorly ventilated outdoor areas. read the story here