Canada Opens Consultation on the Proposed Regulatory Approach Regarding Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products
In August, Canada Environment and Climate Changes opens a consultation on the proposed regulatory approach to reduce the emission of formaldehyde from composite wood products. The regulation is intended to be proposed through Canada Gazette later in 2018.
The proposed regulatory approach aims to reduce formaldehyde exposure from indoor air.
In the proposed regulatory approach, it is required that all composite wood products, including laminated products and finished goods made from composite wood products, comply with emission standards for formaldehyde. The Government of Canada is considering the CSA standard and regulatory approach taken in US and other jurisdictions as models for designing the proposed regulation.