Guest Roffensis Posted March 20, 2006 Share Posted March 20, 2006 Yes it's true, the writing is on the wall, the USA has already highlighted MDF as a NO NO on account of it delightful Cancer risks. All that nice fine dust held together by Formaldehyde, or Embalaming fluid to you or I. An organ builder collegue of mine has mentioned several times the problems with this very risky material, not least the way it affect the lungs and causes tumours. One remmembers with great affection also the Asbestos risks, and the banning of that nice sunbstance. Today where any exists you would think there was a major radiation brakeout, and rightly so. Indeed, there are guidelines just how to get rid of it, professionally. I guess the next (belated) "wake up" will be MDF. Walk around a major continental cheap and cheerful store which uses it a lot, and you can smell the stuff coming out the air systems. It's on the floor as well. Meanwhile, schoolkids are being given the stuff to work with in woodwork, but then, we do value our children's health don't we!! So....watch this space, not long and some wise one will stand up in Government and it will be "Guess what I learned today" and, just a yesterdays mad cow eat itself, the pipe organ of the past few years will also disappear, banned for any use of MDF. Oh dear!!!! Of course we can all sit back, it takes a nice polish doesn't it, and of course, we can seal it all in, and who is really going to admit.........think of the cost......but the truth is that the stuff is downright nasty, rsky, and unstable. Having worked with it I can vouch it does not have as good workability as proper fully seasoned wood. QED. So, watch what is blowing out of your pipes, wear a mask in the Bach, and like Vierne do a hatrick for an ending.......... Richard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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