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  • August 15, 2017
    The State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has launched its new Proposition 65 Warnings Website https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/. This database driven site is aimed at consumers and allows users to choose Prop 65 chemicals, product categories and places with potential for Prop 65 related exposures. The website is only partially populated with data at this time...
  • August 01, 2017
    Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) issued a press release on July 18, 2017 acknowledging an odor problem associated with a formaldehyde-based resin used in a coating on its Flak Jacket® I-joist products manufactured after December 1, 2016. According to the company, these I-joists have been installed in about 2,200 newly constructed homes, some of which have been completed and are occupied. The...
  • May 26, 2017
    Beginning in April, Berkeley Analytical started using CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method V1.2, 2017 for testing and evaluation of VOC emissions from interior building products for compliance with LEED v4 EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials, FloorScore® and other green building and product certification programs. This new version of the standard was published by CA Dept. of Public Health in January 2017 and...
  • January 13, 2017
    Berkeley Analytical successfully completed the 2016 German BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) round robin test for VOC emissions. BAM sponsors an international inter-laboratory study of VOC emissions using small-scale chambers and Indoor Air Quality ISO Standards 16000-9 and 16000-6. BAM started the program in 2009 and conducts the ILS every two years. This year, the VOC...