Ohio State researcher developing app to detect dangerous chemicals in homes

November 18, 2019

A local researcher is gearing up to reveal a new app that would allow families to keep tabs on the chemicals within the air inside their homes. "We spend 90% of our time indoors and the air in most of our homes contains formaldehyde. Formaldehyde exposure can worsen health," said Dr. Karen Dannemiller, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, joint appointment in Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering and Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Dannemiller and her team have completed the beta phase and field testing for their app. Her goal is to offer residents a cheap way of testing the amount of formaldehyde in their household and offer them education on what to do. She is working now to bring it to the market. It uses a color-changing gauze or badge. Users take a photo with their phone before setting the badge in their home and another picture after it has been left inside their home for 72 hours.

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