Senate OKs Formaldehyde Limits On Wood Products

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would set one of the toughest limits in the world on hazardous formaldehyde emissions from all composite wood products manufactured or imported into 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 Senate by unanimous consent on Monday.

The measure, S. 1660, amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to set a formaldehyde emission standard of roughly 0.09 parts per million on all composite wood products...
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