Monthly Archives: November 2013

Do Test Standards Support Including Laminated Products in National Formaldehyde Emissions Standards?

In August, the US EPA extended the public comment period for two regulations that will implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Both proposed rules initially were published in … Continue reading

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Safer Consumer Product Regulation Includes European REACH

The California Department of Toxic Substances’ (DTSC) Safer Consumer Products regulations went into effect on October 1, 2013. These regulations require manufacturers to seek alternative safer chemical ingredients in widely used consumer products. DTSC kicked off the program by publishing … Continue reading

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RFCI Product Transparency Declaration Challenges Health Product Declaration

The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) recently announced their new Product Transparency Declaration (PTD). The introduction of the PTD as an alternate to the Health Product Declaration (HPD) for reporting the chemical ingredients of building products is anticipated to stimulate … Continue reading

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