WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new regulations to limit formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, environmental organization Sierra Club has issued a statement on the matter.
Becky Gillette, Sierra Club’s Volunteer Formaldehyde Campaign Director, summed up the message by saying: "The Sierra Club urges the EPA to move forward quickly to finalize this long overdue protection as well as the rule ensuring that imported wood complies with the standards, since it is not clear that overseas producers are as prepared to protect families and consumers from formaldehyde."
As previously reported by Woodworking Network, the EPA's first proposal will limit how much formaldehyde may be emitted from hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, hardboard and finished goods that are manufactured in the Uniited States or imported.
The second proposal calls for third-partycertificaitoin to make sure all wood products manufactures meet formaldehyde emissions standards.
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