Why stainless steel kitchen is so popular now?
This is due to people’s concern for formaldehyde which is a big cause for cancer and serious diseases. During the production of wooden material (plywood, MDF, particleboard), the raw materials are from the leftover bits and pieces of wood craft, and then pressed into one piece with glues. With the urea-formaldehyde contained in the glues, the finished product will begin to release formaldehyde in a hot and humid environment. By calculation, it requires 1 kg of formaldehyde to produce 3m³ of wooden boards, therefore 10-15 kg of formaldehyde is needed for a whole set of 30-45 m³ kitchen cabinets.
You may smell a pungent smell from a newly-assembled wooden cabinet, the smell may fade away with time, but it doesn’t mean there is no formaldehyde. According to scientific studies, the average releasing time is as long as 5-8 years. This is terrible!