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Steps Manufacturers Should Take to Ensure Their Laminate Flooring is Free from Formaldehyde

The 60-Minutes investigation of Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring products has focused attention on possible violations of the California Air Resources Board ATCM on Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood (CARB ATCM). The investigation alleged that the Chinese suppliers of these products … Continue reading

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Quality Control

Manufacturers who make self-declared claims regarding the environmental performance of their products or who engage third-party certifiers to support their claims should follow the principles of ISO Standard 14021. These requirements specify that such claims be: based on scientific evidence; … Continue reading

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California Safer Consumer Products Regulation – Chemicals of Concern

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has now released the formal draft of the new Safer Consumer Products regulation. The release initiates a 45-day public comment period. DTSC must receive written comments by COB September 11, 2012. Oral … Continue reading

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New California Prop 65 developments may impact building products & furniture manufacturers

California OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment) is the lead government agency charged with implementing Proposition 65, CA’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 requires the publication of a list of chemicals “known to … 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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