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I'm having trouble reading this data safety sheet for some MDF wood paneling I just purchased. Does it seem like these boards do a fair bit of off gassing? Which numbers are related to the ppm that the boards off gas?
 

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None of the numbers tell you how much the MDF is offgassing.
Those are the the exposure limits for formaldehyde (and wood dust) as set by ACGIH and OSHA.
 

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Interesting, thanks. Since the products are certified under CARB 2 regulations, can I conclude that the off gassing would be minimal.

I'm asking because there is a strong "saw dust" type smell for these panels. I'm planning on installing them over my bed and I dont want to poison myself!
 

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Assuming you're going to paint or otherwise seal it, I would think most of the off gassing will occur on the opposite (framing) side. There are several websites that discuss this topic and apparently formaldehyde-free MDF is available.
 

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Hello,

I'm having trouble reading this data safety sheet for some MDF wood paneling I just purchased. Does it seem like these boards do a fair bit of off gassing? Which numbers are related to the ppm that the boards off gas?
What's the name of the paneling besides Uniboard?
 

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If the smell is too much, I would at least store them flat away from the living area and keep checking the air for the smell. Or if you live in warm region so you can use a window fan to ventilate the room. Also to use low voc adhesives.
 
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