formaldehyde emissions News

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products to be investigated

    What are the possible risks of formaldehyde emissions from pressed-wood products? The US Environmental Protection Agency wants to find out and is asking interested parties to submit comments, information and data to determine the extent of the problem and what to do about it. In addition to the 60-day public comment period, EPA has scheduled five public meetings to obtain more input. Through ...

  • Formaldehyde Emissions from Laminate Flooring in Homes

    Recently, our office received numerous calls in response to a 60 Minutes expose on Lumber Liquidator’s importing of noncompliant materials from China into California. ...

  • Toxic formaldehyde very common in homes

    EMSL Analytical provides formaldehyde testing solutions for industry and the public. Formaldehyde can be found in most homes across the country. The chemical is commonly used to manufacture numerous building materials and household items. The most significant source of formaldehyde in most homes is from pressed wood products made with formaldehyde containing adhesives. According to the EPA, “High ...


  • Formaldehyde rules pass through White House

    The White House finished the review on Monday of two proposed rules that govern standards for formaldehyde emissions from certain types of wood products, such as plywood and particleboard.  The legislation asks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not only create the emission standards – but also craft regulations to create a third-party compliance system. Formaldehyde is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New Rules Regarding Formaldehyde Proposed by the EPA

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to formaldehyde.  These proposed rules are meant to ensure that composite wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States meet the formaldehyde emission standards established by Congress.   “The proposed ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Proposed Federal Bill would set limits on formaldehyde

    Earlier this year a new California law resulted in regulations for formaldehyde containing products in the state. Recently a federal bill was introduced to Congress that would set similar federal limits for formaldehyde products found in homes.The bill would reduce indoor emissions of formaldehyde from particleboard, plywood and medium density fiberboard. All of these materials are commonly used ...


  • EPA seeks small businesses input on formaldehyde (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate in an advocacy review panel focusing on formaldehyde. The agency plans to implement regulations for the new Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, enacted in July 2010.The proposed regulation will establish limits for composite wood products (hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and ...

  • Formaldehyde release from wood-based panels.

    Formaldehyde is a toxic chemical widely used to manufacture building materials and various household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Therefore, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Formaldehyde is often used in the manufacture of adhesive resin which acts as glue in the manufacture of pressed wood ...


    By PPM Technology

  • New Formaldehyde Regulations Impact Wood Products

    LA Testing provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Garden Grove, CA, September 7th, 2010 This summer President Barack Obama signed into law a bill limiting the amount of formaldehyde emissions from some composite wood products.  The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act amends ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Laminate Wood Flooring Sold Across the USA Could Exceed California Regulated Formaldehyde Emissions

    Americans, who watched an episode of “60 Minutes” earlier this month, are now wondering if they and their families are being exposed to unsafe levels of formaldehyde.  This transpired after the investigative report examined Chinese-made laminate flooring products sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring suppliers.  It found the products emitted an average level of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Proposes Rules to Protect Americans from Exposure to Formaldehyde

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed two rules to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde, consistent with a Federal law unanimously passed by Congress in 2010. These rules ensure that composite wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States meet the formaldehyde emission standards established by Congress. ...

  • Biofabrication Process For Producing Composite Wood Products, Funded In Part Through An EPA SBIR Grant, Exempted From EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards

    On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator signed the final rule Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products, setting formaldehyde emission standards for hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as for finished ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GREENGUARD Environmental Institute Now Offers `Formaldehyde Free` Verification of Building Products

    The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute announces the launch of a formaldehyde free verification service to help manufacturers more clearly communicate their products' formaldehyde emissions and content criteria to the marketplace. Classified as a human carcinogen by the ...

  • Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas

    On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about Chinese-made laminate flooring that has been found to emit high levels of formaldehyde.  The show interviewed experts who had tested over 150 boxes of the laminate flooring bought at multiple locations across California from one of the largest flooring stores in the United States.  They found the products emitted an average ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Testing finds Formaldehyde levels above national standards in most homes.

    Testing by Shanghai Environmental Protection Industry Association found that four out of every five home tested in the city exceeded the national safety standards for airborne formaldehyde. "It's hard to eliminate formaldehyde from the home since it's in paints, glues and household furniture," said Li Wei, secretary general of the association. "Even qualified items will still contain the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Public Worried Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring

    "60 Minutes" broadcast a report on March 1st that has many residents of Puerto Rico wondering if their laminate flooring is creating unhealthy conditions in their homes, schools and businesses. The concern is the result of a segment aired on the show that found high levels of formaldehyde present in Chinese-made laminate flooring that was supplied by one of the largest flooring retailers in the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Formaldehyde Exposure Risks on Public’s Mind after “60 Minutes” Report

    On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about high levels of formaldehyde found in some Chinese-made laminate flooring sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring retailers.  According to the broadcast, more than 100 million square feet of the product is installed in the United States each year.  While much of the flooring goes into residential properties, this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Concerned Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring

    “60 Minutes” broadcast a report on March 1st that has many residents of Puerto Rico wondering if their laminate flooring is creating unhealthy conditions in their homes, schools and businesses.  The concern is the result of a segment aired on the show that found high levels of formaldehyde present in Chinese-made laminate flooring that was supplied by one of the largest flooring ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Global Demand Formaldehyde Market For Resins is Expected to Reach USD 18.1 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

    Market Research Reports : Transparency Market Research published new market report "Formaldehyde Market for UF Resins, PF Resins, MF Resins, Polyacetal Resins, Pentaerythritol, MDI, 1, 4-Butanediol, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," which observes that the formaldehyde demand in 2012 was worth USD 11.7 billion and is ...


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