WeWork says thousands of its phone booths could have dangerous levels of formaldehyde after people complained about odor and eye irritation

WeWork warned tenants that it found “potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde” in phone booths in its locations in the US and Canada.The office-sharing company is pulling thousands of phone booths out of service, it said in an email to tenants on Monday morning.WeWork said it was responding to complaints of “odor and eye irritation.”Visit Business…

WeWork says thousands of its phone booths could have dangerous levels of formaldehyde after people complained about odor and eye irritation

WeWork warned tenants that it found “potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde” in phone booths in its locations in the US and Canada.The office-sharing company is pulling thousands of phone booths out of service, it said in an email to tenants on Monday morning.WeWork said it was responding to complaints of “odor and eye irritation.”Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.WeWork tenants received an email Monday morning informing them of “potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde” in phone booths throughout WeWork offices in the US and Canada.The email, obtained by Business Insider, said WeWork was pulling 1,600 phone booths from locations that “may be impacted,” in addition to 700 booths that have yet to be tested for formaldehyde.Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical used primarily as a sealing agent in particleboard and wood products. When people are exposed to high levels of the chemical, they can experience eye, nose, and throat irritation, according to the Environ
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