02 Aug Why should you care about TSCA Title VI / CARB II?
It all comes down to Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde has been used in a variety of manufacturing processes but most common is the production of resins for binding wood, pulp, paper, glasswool, and rockwool. Products and materials made with formaldehyde release it into the air. Formaldehyde releasing into the air is called off-gassing. Increases in temperature and humidity will increase the off-gassing.
Formaldehyde exposure can potentially cause adverse health effects including skin, eye, nose, and throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, and allergic reactions. In June of 2004 Formaldehyde was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as “Carcinogenic To Humans“.
To help reduce formaldehyde levels the California Air Resources Board (CARB) set stringent emission standards for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. Meeting these standards constitutes CARB II Compliance. In 2009 Composite Wood Products (CWP) Regulation took effect. This regulation requires manufactures and fabricators of finished goods to use composite wood that meets regulation formaldehyde emission limits. Products being manufactured, imported, or sold in the state of California have to meet these conditions. CARB II indicates compliance with the second phase of requirements. Products displaying a label indicating they are CARB II meet this requirement.
Why should you care?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking CARB II nationwide. A year after the rule is published products sold in the USA will need to meet these requirements and be labeled TSCA Title VI compliant. Your business will be affected as consoles made from composite wood products that your company uses and sells will require TSCA Title VI compliance.
Are you compliant? All Source Security Containers use products manufactured in North America which are already CARB II compliant. Call us to discuss at 866-526-4579 or click here to email our product specialists about acquiring attractive compliant consoles.