1.1 Environmental hazards are identified in relation to the task.
MDF is full of Formaldehyde which can be harmful to humans and the environment. It can cause headaches, watery eyes and eventually cancer. MDF also releases other toxins into the environment.
In some countries, such as Australia, wood from native forests is used to make the chips that go into MDF. This is a danger to the environment as native forests are becoming rarer and rarer. Luckily a lot of MDF manufacturers are beginning to use recycled materials, such as straw and bamboo, as sustainable alternatives to native wood.