On March 23, 2015, Global News featured a report by Shelley Steeves titled "N.B. public health reminding rink operators to watch air quality within facilities". The article mentions the potential of air exhaust systems to have been adversely affected by snow buildup. Last month, the provincial Department of Health sent out 98 recommendations to rink operators across New Brunswick because of the potential risk of poor air quality to spectators and players.
On March 1. 2015, 60 Minutes aired its investigative report "Lumber Liquidators" which found that Chinese-made laminate flooring sold in North America contains high levels of formaldehyde. The levels of formaldehyde may be in excess of health and safety standards.
Formaldehyde is commonly found in building materials, composite wood products and products such as glues and paints and coatings. Primary exposure to formaldehyde is through off-gassed formaldehyde in the air. Formaldehyde can be an irritant to the skin, throat, nose and eyes and high levels of exposure may cause cancer.