Progression of formaldehyde concentrations in a recently renovated, naturally ventilated building.

Two series of formaldehyde concentration measurements were conducted on the first storey of a medium size, three-storey, naturally ventilated office building. In this building, due to extensive renovations, a variety of formaldehyde containing materials were used. In the first data set, just after the end of work, values of up to 0.4 ppm were recorded. Higher concentrations were encountered in the internal rooms. In the second data set, nearly one month later, formaldehyde concentrations did not exceed 0.2 ppm.