Effect of Indoor Woodiness Microenvironment on Female Rats Growth
This study aimed to explore different indoor woodiness microenvironment for the growth of female rats, especially investigate the harmful levels of formaldehyde and benzene to female rats .The rats were divided into six groups, raised in six different microenvironments, including Korean pine box painted with Alkyd varnish, Korean pine box without Alkyd varnish, ordinary particleboard box, surface decorated particleboard box, particleboard box besmeared with formaldehyde and plastic box, then food consumption, water consumption and weight were measured, behavioral activity of rats were observed and recorded in the 28-day feeding cycle. The results showed that: Rats could not grow normally in the particleboard box besmeared with formaldehyde, Korean pine box without Alkyd varnish could play a positive role for the rats growth. There was less adverse effects on fats in surface decorated wood material microenvironment.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
J. Liu et al., "Effect of Indoor Woodiness Microenvironment on Female Rats Growth", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 166-169, 2011