CARB 1 Laminate Safety

Posted on Mar 16th 2015 by Meredith — Comments ↓

This laminate product is CARB 1 Compliant.

The California Air Regulatory Board (CARB) permits Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) to emit a maximum of 0.21 Parts Per Million of formaldehyde into the air in order to be CARB 1 Compliant. This floor meets that standard.

Both CARB 1 (the first set of standards adopted in 2007) and CARB 2 (the current set of standards, adopted in 2009) are strict, thorough regulations, both of them exceeding even those of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

Currently the United States as a whole does not have a set formaldehyde emission limit for laminate flooring; however the state of California maintains stringent regulations set out by CARB, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of adopting these same regulations for the rest of the country.