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  • Formaldehyde releasers….apples…and accumulation and volatility.

    Posted by Graillotion on March 18, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    Aloha all, and especially Dr @PhilGeis . I was using my valuable time to rewatch a Q & A with Dr Geis & Perry…. and a humor bit has stuck with me for the last three years.

    In humor and frustration, Dr Geis referenced a colleague from P&G whom was waxing sad about F releasers, and used the illustration that an apple contains more Formaldehyde than the bottle of X that was preserved with an F releaser. I am not opposed to F releasers in any way shape or form…but I work with a lot of beginners and would like to be a little more knowledgeable on the topic. So here are my questions.

    1) Is the apple example actually correct? As a former orchard owner, I am very familiar with the F content of apples. I was just curious about the comparative content. I also realize….that F is not actually directly added into the formula…but components that become F are released over time. At all points in time….does the bottle of X….have less F than an apple?

    2) Is the F level in a formula preserved with a F releaser….somewhat stable…or does it increase with time? I guess what I’m really asking….is …. is the F produced…volatile…and leaves the product (via the air) as new F replaces it? Or does the F produced….remain quite stable, slowly adding to F content as the product ages?

    3) If the F is volatile….will it effectively function as a head space preservative….on the way out?

    Thank you for your time and consideration….and I would love to use the apple example….should it be deemed accurate. 😉

    PhilGeis replied 1 month ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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