Kitchen Safety

Use these tips to make the heart of your home a healthy haven.

By Leah Zerbe


Remodel with real woodRemodel with real wood

Cabinets and other kitchen furniture made out of pressed wood often are glued together with products that contain formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. If you’re remodeling, avoid products that contain particleboard, and ask for plywood that doesn’t contain formaldehyde.

The chemicals are released into the air over time, making buying older kitchen chairs from a flea market or antique shop a good bargain for your health as well as your wallet.