My wife and I have a problem. We have bought a couple sets of Muscle Rack shelving - the kind you knock together with a hammer and then just set the particle board shelves on.
The problem is the formaldehyde (or whatever it is) in the particleboard. It gives my wife a headache, stomachache, sore throat, dizziness, trouble breathing, etc.
Is there anything we can do to "lock the vapors in"? Perhaps some kind of paint or other hard-shell finish? Maybe some sort of contact paper?
Barring that, what would be a good replacement for the 3/8" particleboard ... that would NOT have a similar problem with offgassing? Will plywood work?