EU Limits Exposure to Carcinogenic Substance in Consumer Products - Lisam

25 August 2023

EU Limits Exposure to Carcinogenic Substance in Consumer Products

📣 Last 14 July, the EU Commission took actions to better protect people from the risk of cancer, by introducing a maximum emission limit for the carcinogenic substance formaldehyde in many consumer products.

ℹ The new rules establish an emission limit of 0.062 mg/m3 of formaldehyde into indoor air for the largest contributors, such as wood-based articles and furniture and to the interior of road vehicles. A limit of 0.08 mg/m3 will apply to all other articles such as textile, leather, plastic, construction materials or electronic products.

⚠ Producers of articles where formaldehyde is used will have 36-months to comply with the new rules.

ℹ️ To the full article: https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/news/chemicals-eu-restricts-exposure-carcinogenic-substance-formaldehyde-consumer-products-2023-07-14_en

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