By Sarah Mack, Business Development Director at Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc. Formaldehyde exposure risks recently came to the front of public awareness following a 2015 CBS 60 Minutes episode describing elevated formaldehyde levels from composite wood flooring manufactured in China. This issue led to general confusion and concern for home and business owners who had
The goal of the standard is to help protect the public from harmful emissions Click here to read the EPAs full Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. On December 12th the Environmental Protection Agency published the final standards, for products containing composite wood (hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard), limiting their emissions of formaldehyde.
Published on Aug 24, 2016 Exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde is an important public health issue. Following Hurricane Katrina, when displaced people were temporarily housed in new trailers and mobile homes supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), concerns over exposure to formaldehyde off-gassing from building materials, furnishings and fabrics in these temporary
Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 5, 2016 A little over one year ago, the CBS news program 60 Minutes reported that a major flooring retailer was selling a Chinese-produced laminate wood flooring product that released elevated levels of formaldehyde. 60 Minutes tested formaldehyde levels in 31 boxes of commercially available laminate flooring purchased from the retailer’s stores
The June cover article for Healthy Indoors Magazine featured the ongoing saga of Lumber Liquidators and their problems stemming from purported off-gassing of formaldehyde from some of their laminate flooring imported from China. This story gained steam after CBS News’ 60-Minutes aired a show about it back in March of this year. The fallout has