It was recently announced that EPA has a new law that stands for the environmental, labor union, bipartisan group, and stakeholders in the US Congress.
The law enforces a strict rule on formaldehyde emission from composite wood. Composite wood is used by many Americans across the country and thus this rule will highly affect many American lives directly or indirectly.
Many home builders and suppliers may feel the weight of this law and may somehow find an alternative resource that will comply with the new standards set by the EPA.
According to Department of Health, Formaldehyde had been proven to cause cancer in animals and can be anticipated to cause many health issues in human beings and can possibly be a carcinogen.
Concerns on Laminate Flooring
In 2015 laminate flooring made from China have been investigated to contain great amounts of formaldehyde and that it exceeded the standards set by the California Air Resources Board.
The biggest retailer of laminate flooring in North America had been reported to be importing laminate flooring from China which triggered an alarm in the US.
A notice was later reported that only laminate flooring from China raises formaldehyde concerns and that US sourced laminate flooring passed an independent testing.
Environmentalists took this matter seriously and are creating a nationwide campaign through the use of social media, pints, and other forms of media. They also made use of manga comics to get their message across.
Laminate flooring tested above the EPA guideline for formaldehyde
EPA Should Enforce New Law To Protect American Consumers
The EPA have to make an added effort to make sure that imported products should comply with set standards. A good leader with aggressive Enforcement will ensure the safety of consumers and will enable manufacturers throughout the world to be better in the field they are into.