House Passes Tough Formaldehyde Limits On Wood

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a Senate bill that would set one of the toughest limits in the world on hazardous formaldehyde emissions from all composite wood products manufactured in or imported to the U.S.

The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, sponsored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, passed the House by voice vote Wednesday. It passed the Senate on June 14 and now goes to President Barack Obama for signature.

The measure, S. 1660, amends the Toxic Substances...
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