June 4, 2010- Increasingly, with more thorough research and the benefit of time, it seems that the ingredients in commonplace materials are being found to pose a greater threat to human and environmental health than previously realized. It is unfortunate that in these cases ignorance is not bliss. From BPA in plastic to lead in toys, the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has been slow to react on a number of material additives that may or may not pose human and environmental threat. In a June 2nd about- face on the issue of formaldehyde, the EPA released a formaldehyde assessment report, focusing on evaluating the potential toxicity of inhalation exposure. A draft of the report is available for independent peer review and public comment at [http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/iris_drafts/recordisplay.cfm?deid=223614].