Cabinets are commonly built from materials that are made with added urea formaldehyde binders or glues, which release fumes. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. Cabinets are also commonly coated with solvent-based paints or stains that release volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the air.
VOC is the name given to a substance that contains carbon and that evaporates (becomes a vapor) or “off-gases” at room temperature. Examples of VOCs are benzene, methylene chloride, hexane, toluene, trichloroethane, styrene, heptane, and perchloroethylene.
There are no VOC’s in our cabinets, which contain no added formaldehyde. And all paints and stains used are waterborne (no solvents).