Picket&Rail has been at the forefront of adopting formaldehyde free manufacturing. Our custom cabinetry offerings has been formaldehyde free since 2017. More 98% of plywood and panels used in Singapore today for cabinetry are toxic.
To better understand how deadly formaldehyde is we need to know a little bit of history. As of June 1, 2018, it is illegal to manufacture or import composite wood products in the United States if they contain excessive amounts of formaldehyde.
This seriousness of the problem and the need for a major improvement to consumer safety is the result ofa lawsuitfiled in October 2017. TheSierra Cluband Louisiana-basedA Community Voice, represented by Earthjustice, challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt’s delay of the formaldehyde limits. The plaintiffs watched people become ill from exposure to formaldehyde, a carcinogen that causes respiratory ailments and exacerbates asthma.
The products involved are the paneling, cabinets and flooring often used in manufactured housing and travel trailers. The wood products — particleboard, plywood, fiberboard — contain adhesives, and the adhesives contained formaldehyde.
The health problems came into sharp focus in 2005, when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita sent thousands of Gulf Coast residents into temporary, emergency housing built with materials containing formaldehyde. Many people complained of splitting headaches, burning nostrils, breathing troubles and more.
In the wake of these serious health issues, Congress passed a law in 2010 requiring the EPA to adopt the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) tough formaldehyde-emissions standards for composite wood products nationwide. But the EPA fell into a multiyear pattern of delaying putting the new limits in place until the result of the lawsuit in 2018.
What is FF Super Engineered Wood Board?
20 years ago Chipboard used to be associated with cheap furniture. The quality was poor , it had a bad reputation and it was toxic. Now with the advent of technology, engineered wood has become the future of furniture.