Perspectives: Compliance Advisor

EPA Targets Formaldehyde Vapors

Long-awaited emissions standard applies to certain composite wood products

By Lynn L. Bergeson
Jan 2, 2017

On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a long-awaited final rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. Formaldehyde is found in the adhesives used in a range of composite wood products. This column summarizes the new rule.

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